IT’S going to get toxic at if they turn in another uninspiring performance on Thursday.
Defeat to coupled with announcing they have appointed beloved former Spurs manager as their new manager could be the final straw.
The match kicks off at 8.15 – then every five minutes for the next half hour or so if Sunday’s abysmal effort at Newcastle is anything to go by.
Tottenham’s players were so embarrassed after the 6-1 humiliation they have offered to cover the ticket costs of fans who made the long trek to watch the abomination.
That’s a noble gesture but what about the poor performances against Bournemouth, Southampton, AC Milan, Sheffield United and Leicester since the middle of February?
The board have played a shocker for years with Spurs seemingly happy to rake in the millions with side ventures at the marvellous Tottenham Hotspur Stadium like the NFL, F1 karting, boxing and pop and rock concerts. Putting an entertaining, winning team on to the pitch appears to have slipped down the pecking order.
A drastic shake-up from top to bottom is required and the appointment of a new permanent manager who is handed meaningful transfer funds is paramount.
The next boss has to be one of Julian Nagelsmann (11/4 Labrokes), Vincent Kompany (5/1 William Hill) or Luis Enrique (16/1 Unibet).
The immediate question is have the players got any fire in their belly? Earlier this week Betfair were offering 200/1 they lose their last six matches.
But surely they can muster a shred of self-respect against a United side which has also fallen by the wayside.
They were poor in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final with Brighton, scraping through on penalties, and they were awful in last Thursday’s 3-0 defeat at Sevilla as they crashed out of the Europa League at the quarter-final stage.
Let’s tentatively take Harry Kane to open the scoring at 4/1 with Paddy Power and to find the net at any time at 5/4 with Betway.
The draw has to be backed at 11/4, again with Betway, as it may well be that no one goes home happy after a match which could be car-crash viewing.
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