Robbie Savage’s strong advice for Tottenham Hotspur

General view of construction at White Hart Lane before the match

Tottenham Hotspur were knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

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Former Leicester City and Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage has suggested in The Mirror that Tottenham Hotspur should take the Europa League seriously.

Tottenham have been knocked out of the Champions League and could now drop to the Europa League.

The North London outfit’s chances of progressing to the last 16 of Europe’s premier club competition evaporated on Tuesday evening with a 2-1 defeat to AS Monaco away from home in Group E.

Spurs are now third in the group and could find themselves in the round-of-32 in the Europa League.

Former Wales international midfielder Savage has suggested that Spurs should take the Europa League seriously.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

“After fighting so hard to reach the promised land, even if it was by finishing third in a two-horse race, I have no idea why manager Pochettino gave it away again,” Savage wrote in The Mirror.

“Already, there’s a joke doing the rounds about putting Pochettino in charge of Britain’s Brexit negotiations... because he got Spurs out of Europe in just two months.”

“If they are serious about being in the Champions League next season, my advice would be to treat the Europa League seriously,” added the Welshman.

Winning the Europa League this season will allow Tottenham to compete in the 2017-18 Champions League campaign.

Spurs could, of course, also play Champions League football next season if they finish in the top four of the Premier League this term.

However, it is going to be very hard for Mauricio Pochettino’s side to do so. Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all have their eyes set on the Premier League title.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino before the match

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