Tottenham Hotspur fans have been reacting to claims made by journalist Darren Lewis about the club and their spending habits.
Spurs are in a bit of a bad place right now. They are very much on the outside looking in when it comes to finishing in a European spot in the league, and their recent defeat to Manchester City, in which they only had 40% possession, had less than half the total shots and half the shots on target of their opponents, shows just how far off the pace they are compared to some of the big boys in the league.
And speaking on TalkSPORT, Mirror journalist Lewis thinks that a lack of spending, at least compared to the other sides near the top of the table has really hampered their chances of being serious contenders in the future, describing their level of recruitment as ‘piecemeal’.
A selection of Spurs fans whole-heartedly agreed with his comments, using them as a catalyst to turn on chairman Daniel Levy, well-known for his reluctance to spend big and chastise him for what the club has turned into under his tenure:
“Darren, you’re 100% correct. But, you need to go further and question the true intentions of the board, Chairman and owner. You need to question the inability of our recruitment team who appear unable to identify players who’ll improve us and also their sub-standard acquisitions”
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Lewis is backed up by the numbers, because whilst Spurs have spent big in recent years, their net spend just hasn’t matched the spending of the big teams. Indeed, they’ve even been outspent by clubs like Wolves and Aston Villa who have both been in the Championship recently, so they are in danger of being left behind unless something changes.