After Saturday’s narrow win over Southampton at White Hart Lane, Spurs are still battling for a Champions League place at the end of the campaign, even if our nearest rivals Arsenal and Chelsea both won their weekend games by the same scoreline.
Failure to get into to the top four will doubtless lead to speculation over the future of some of our players, most notably Gareth Bale, but as far as transfers into the club are concerned, head coach Andre Villas-Boas understands that funds will be available no matter what.
Asked if he had differing budgets dependent on a fourth or fifth placed finish Andre said,
“No. At the moment our future must be analysed in only one direction.
“For us, the objective is always to improve the team and for that to happen either we have Champions League money to make it easier, or we have to invest and risk a bit more.
“But the objective is always to better what you did last season. We have to have one direction only.”
The issue of course is in regard to who you can attract if you’re in the Europa and not the major competition.