Micah Richards told Sky Sports on Wednesday evening that Tottenham ‘had that’ under Mauricio Pochettino following Daniel Levy’s claims that the club has lost its ways in playing ‘attacking’ and ‘exciting’ football.
Whilst Tottenham continue to decline, their former manager is potentially one win away from lifting his third trophy in France, that’s if his PSG side can win the Ligue 1 title this weekend.
Meanwhile, Spurs will be fretting at the possibility of missing out on European football altogether – and it wasn’t long ago that they were lining the streets of Madrid preparing for a Champions League final.
Levy has rightly come under stick for his running of the club, and in a recent letter to the Spurs supporters, he claimed that moving into a new stadium, amongst other things, has resulted in the club losing its ‘DNA’, as posted by Sky Sports.
When Levy’s recent letter was put across to Richards and him wanting to bring the ‘exciting’ brand of football back to the club, he had a simple response for the under-fire chairman.
“Well, they had that under Pochettino,” said Richards. “He says he lost sight of this new stadium and all that.
“But Pochettino’s gone from a Champions League final, and I have heard various Spurs fans not all of them, saying he’s taken us as far as he can. And look at them now.
“They have a beautiful stadium. And their main player of the team potentially wants to go. Then you have to rebuild, so there might be five-ten years back from where they should have been.”
It begs the question as to how Levy can remain on in his role at Tottenham beyond this season because the club is in a mess.
Spurs could finish the campaign without any European football, losing their star man this summer, no permanent manager, wanting to furlough staff during the pandemic last year, wanting to join the disgraced ESL and without a name to their big-money stadium.
The progression Spurs made under Pochettino is slowly draining away and with the likes of Leicester, West Ham, Villa, Everton and Leeds either in Europe or showing signs they are getting back on their feet then it makes life even more difficult for those in North London moving forward.