Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
Ian Wright has told The Sun that Mauricio Pochettino should look to make the Europa League Tottenham's number one priority in the remaining months of the season due to what he perceives to be a lack of depth within the squad at White Hart Lane.
Spurs look to be well on course to enjoy another brilliant season. They have the knockout rounds in Europe to look forward to, have reached the fifth round of the FA Cup and, of course, are right in the mix for another top four finish in the Premier League as well as being arguably a flawless run away from being in title contention come the end of the campaign.
But following their defeat to Liverpool at the weekend, Wright has suggested that it may be time for Pochettino to consider putting more emphasis on the continental competition given the reward for winning it would see them return to the Champions League anyway.
"They lost at Liverpool on Saturday, but there is no shame in that because when they’re firing like they did, they’ll beat most," he told The Sun.
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"But it was worrying to see how poor Spurs were – and an indication that they can’t afford to have too many big hitters missing.
"So because of that Poch has to make a big call over the next few months.
"If it’s the one I think he should, they could end it as Europa League winners – and then they’ll be back in the main event next season in any case."
While Wright seems sure that Tottenham's domestic season is set to end without glory, a look at their remaining fixtures suggests that it would not be beyond them to put some pressure on Chelsea before the curtain comes down on the campaign.
They have fixtures against Arsenal and Manchester United amongst their final four league games of the season - both at White Hart Lane - but no other clashes against any of the current top six, which have recently tended to be the games where they have struggled the most.
So there is perhaps little reason why they cannot go into those final four fixtures having put a brilliant run together that gives them something significant to play for in the final weeks, and thus, it may be a mistake to put all their eggs in just one basket.