Champions League dreams have been over at Tottenham for a few weeks now, but now their time in the European scene is under threat as lost 2-0 against West Ham last Saturday.
Spurs are currently sixth of the table and can't go above Everton, fifth, anymore. And with Manchester United who have one game in hand, even the Europa League could be over if Tim Sherwood's men cannot win the last matchday of the season against Aston Villa.
Tottenham's season has been disturbed by the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas last December, before Christmas. And it takes time for a new manager to settle and get his football understood by the squad, but Sherwood started strongly with a 3-2 victory against Southampton.
And making almost a dream start as a Premier League football manager with three wins and one draw in his first four, including a 2-1 win at Old Trafford, Sherwood has faced just 6 defeats in 21 possible games - not too bad for his first ever time in the top English league.
But heavy defeats against top table teams have crushed Tottenham this season whether it was under AVB or Sherwood - and this cost the north Londoners their place in Champions League next season, Tim's not good enough.
Tottenham fans started to wonder if avoiding European football would increase Spurs' chances to finish in the top four next season, something Liverpool have done this season.
But you have to think that playing around Europe is what the players wants. Even the Europa League would draw some higher-quality players in.
Any clubs playing in Europe's tournaments get more money and thus can buy more expensive players, and it is the only way that a football club will grow and progress.
Tottenham have more to gain playing in the Europa League than nothing, and avoiding the European scene could only sink them further down.
Spurs could secure Europa League if they win their game of the Premier League season, and talks claim that Tottenham's chairman Daniel Levy opened negotiation to bring Ajax's head coach Frank De Doer, who could push Spurs to the next level according to his record.
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