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Player’s future uncertainty not helping Tottenham

30 September 2019 | Premier League | Opinion
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Player’s future uncertainty not helping Tottenham
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Tottenham have become a regular in the Premier League top-four in recent years. Mauricio Pochettino’s team also made it to the Champions League final last season, where they, of course, lost to English top-flight rivals, Liverpool.

They have made a mixed start to the new top-flight campaign and something doesn’t seem right at the north London club.

For all the positives in recent seasons, there is a big cloud hanging over Tottenham. The cloud is the fact that three key players are all out of contract next summer in Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen.

The former pair look unlikely to sign new deals after turning down numerous offers, while Vertonghen’s situation is unknown. The uncertainty over all three players seems to have effected boss Pochettino’s thinking.

Last season Alderweireld found himself out of the team after failing to agree on terms of a new deal with his contract expiring in the summer.

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However, Spurs had an option to extend his deal by another year which they took up. Alderweireld was once again restored to the team at the start of the season but is likely to leave as a free agent next summer.

The 30-year-old had previously forged one of the most solid central defensive partnerships in the Premier League with Vertonghen. Spurs boss Pochettino also decided to leave out Vertonghen and Eriksen earlier this season, only for the pair to return to the starting line-up.

All three players are professionals, so will no doubt give their all for Spurs this season. However, the situation is bound to affect them subconsciously. Eriksen stated he wanted a new challenge in the summer and has been consistently linked with a switch to Real Madrid.

Tottenham returns to Premier League action this weekend with a home game against Crystal Palace at the Tottenham Hotspur. All three are likely to start the game. However, it seems that all three could be in their final season with the club from north London, which would be a major blow for Spurs.

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OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Liverpool 99 38 32 3 3 85 33 52
2. Manchester City 81 38 26 3 9 102 35 67
3. Manchester United 66 38 18 12 8 66 36 30
4. Chelsea 66 38 20 6 12 69 54 15
5. Leicester City 62 38 18 8 12 67 41 26
6. Tottenham 59 38 16 11 11 61 47 14
7. Wolverhampton 59 38 15 14 9 51 40 11
8. Arsenal 56 38 14 14 10 56 48 8
9. Sheffield United 54 38 14 12 12 39 39 0
10. Burnley 54 38 15 9 14 43 50 -7
11. Southampton 52 38 15 7 16 51 60 -9
12. Everton 49 38 13 10 15 44 56 -12
13. Newcastle United 44 38 11 11 16 38 58 -20
14. Crystal Palace 43 38 11 10 17 31 50 -19
15. Brighton 41 38 9 14 15 39 54 -15
16. West Ham 39 38 10 9 19 49 62 -13
17. Aston Villa 35 38 9 8 21 41 67 -26
18. Bournemouth 34 38 9 7 22 40 65 -25
19. Watford 34 38 8 10 20 36 64 -28
20. Norwich City 21 38 5 6 27 26 75 -49

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