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A number of Tottenham players “will miss out on lucrative bonuses” if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League, according to the Mail.

Spurs currently sit fourth in the Premier League, a point behind third-placed Liverpool and two points above fifth-placed Chelsea.

After last month’s 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge, Mauricio Pochettino’s side moved ten points above Chelsea and a top four finish looked certain.

However, a run of poor form – coupled with Chelsea’s improved displays – has blown the race for Champions League qualification wide open.

Four points from their final two games against Newcastle United and Leicester City at Wembley should be enough for Tottenham to finish in the top four.

But questions have been asked about the team’s mentality in recent weeks.

Many Spurs players are believed to have huge performance-related bonuses in their contracts, and the Mail claims a number of first teamers will miss out on those bonuses if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Those financial incentives should be enough to get Tottenham over the line this week, but stranger things have (and haven’t) happened.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. One would think that they are motivated without more financial incentives, wouldn’t you?

    One more nail in the coffin for those people talking about Spurs players being unmotivated because Levy got himself a pay raise.

  2. Of course the players want to win and qualify for next seasons CL, bonus’s or not.
    Financial incentives help, but I don’t believe they will try any harder because of a bonus, it’s nonsense !

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