Tottenham Hotspur have received plenty of plaudits over the last few years under the management of Mauricio Pochettino.
However, the North London outfit are yet to win silverware and have gone more than a decade without picking up a trophy.
Five of Spurs’ first-team players are part of England’s World Cup squad, with Harry Kane leading the way as captain in Russia.
Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier are also part of Gareth Southgate’s setup for the tournament, but Arsenal legend Tony Adams is concerned.
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The former defender believes that Tottenham’s contingent do not have the mentality to succeed at the top level.
In recent seasons, the club have come close to challenging for the Premier League title, but have fallen short each time.
Some have suggested that the young squad do not possess the mental strength to get to the finish line, but Adams’s criticism is surprising given how crucial Kane has been to the qualifying campaign.
While speaking to The Sun, the retired centre-back said:
“I’m really worried about these Tottenham players; I don’t think they know how to win. They’re very good players but at certain points in seasons and tournaments, you have to step up – there’s a psyche players must have.”
Unsurprisingly, Tottenham fans were not best pleased with his remarks.
What a complete and utter load of rubbish. If Arsenal actually had some English players in squad perhaps they could challenge for places!! Apart from JW who isn’t good enough to be selected
— Shaun Painting (@shaun_painting) June 11, 2018
Lets face It he’s a expert at losing at international level!
— WRScott (@webbisaknob) June 10, 2018
take the spurs players out of this squad there would be no point in sending an england team,the likely hood is we would not have qualified in the first place.
— terry jones (@terrygeorgina1) June 11, 2018
Is it any wonder that Adams has this view…. he should reflect on his own state of mind at the time we needed him in an England shirt… his behaviour off the pitch was hardly a role model that anyone one should respect #THFC #COYS
— Erol Aziz (@ErolAziz4) June 11, 2018
Must be kane and Spurs fault for the last 52 years of failure
— Addicted To Spurs (@addicted_spurs) June 10, 2018
wtf. When did Adams last win anything, other than award for most ridiculed and deluded retired England player trying his luck at management
— Spurs Eeyore (@SpursEeyore) June 10, 2018
Tony , I admired you for turning your life around, but, this is crap, mate. You should be thankful teams like Spurs are supporting and encouraging English Players
— John David Wood (@JohnDavidWood59) June 10, 2018
Bitter, twisted Gooner.
— dick bunting (@fishydick) June 10, 2018