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The agents of Tottenham Hotspur players are concerned that their clients should be paid more because of their participation in an upcoming Amazon documentary, per The Daily Mail.
The club have signed up to the “All or Nothing” series, with cameras following their 2019/20 season.
Indeed, the documentary crew were reportedly in the Spurs dressing room following their 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have struggled through the start of the 2019/20 campaign, winning just three league games, while they were also beaten 7-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League and knocked out of the Carabao Cup by lower-league Colchester United.
And agents of Spurs players, per the report, believe that their clients should receive extra money for partaking in interviews and on-camera activities.
When Manchester City signed up for All or Nothing, they knew that they would be chasing the Premier League title throughout the 2018/19 campaign and, lo and behold, they won it.
Spurs, at this point, are treading water and sit 11th in the Premier League, with their only genuine hope of silverware coming in the FA Cup.
Now, certainly, they could win that; they could also repeat last season’s miracle and reach the Champions League final but that appears a 100/1 shot right now.
So what was the point of saying yes?
Amazon are surely paying for their access to the club and that money could well boost the coffers but all it has led to is stories like this.
Rightly so, too; as they are attempting to get back to winning ways and right the wrongs of the start of the season, cameras are poking around in dressing rooms and at the training ground.
This season has been an unmitigated disaster already and if this form continues, and Spurs fail to finish in the top four, one feels that the documentary could well be attributed a portion of the blame.
One thing is for sure: Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham fans will love that final product if Spurs’ form continues.