Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Supporters' Trust demand answers over club's vision

Tom Gott
Tottenham are in disarray
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The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust have reached out to the club's board to request an explanation of their short-term and long-term vision for Spurs.

After sacking Mauricio Pochettino in 2019, Spurs have found themselves on a vicious decline. The Jose Mourinho experiment didn't work last season, and after a comedic search for a new manager saw them settle for Nuno Espirito Santo, things haven't improved.

Spurs hit a new low at the weekend as they were comprehensively pumped 3-1 by north London rivals Arsenal - a result which left supporters furious regarding the state of the club.

"Over the past few weeks we’ve been contacted by an increasing number of Trust members and the wider fan base who are extremely concerned about the current direction of THFC," the Trust wrote in a statement.

"Part of our role as a Trust is to ensure the Club’s Board are fully aware of supporter sentiment. So we have asked for a meeting with the Club’s Executive Board to discuss both the short and long-term strategic vision for the football club.

"The Club’s Board will be aware of the questions currently being asked by the Trust, by fans and by the media. This meeting, therefore, is an opportunity for the decision makers at THFC to explain their plans to supporters. This explanation should include plans for this season and beyond, an explanation of how success will be measured and how the Club’s DNA will be regained."

The inquest comes shortly after Lucas Moura pulled no punches in his criticism of Spurs' defeat to Arsenal, blasting the players for not working hard enough and even suggesting they were not set up correctly.

"The feeling is very, very bad," Lucas said (via the Daily Mail). "We know what it means for the fans, for the club and of course we wanted to win, we wanted a different result.

"It's not a time to speak. It's a time to be quiet and work hard. It was a very bad game, it didn't work at all. I think they took advantage of our mistakes. We gave them too much space. And we didn't play. We didn't try to play. We didn't try to have the ball.

"We have quality to have the ball, to build, to do more than what we did. So many long balls. We were not aggressive enough and they punished us.

"We need to run more. We need to be more aggressive, we need to work more, work harder. But we cannot be crazy. It's only the beginning of the season. We have a lot of games to play so we need to improve as soon as possible."