'Enough is enough': Ex-Tottenham man hits out at Daniel Levy and Joe Lewis after Carabao Cup exit
Tottenham Hotspur were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Chelsea last night and Ramon Vega was not a happy man at full time.
Antonio Conte’s men did really well to reach the semi-final of the competition. Some Spurs fans were even dreaming of their trophy drought coming to an end, but sadly for them, Chelsea proved to be the better side over two legs.
The Blues deservedly won the first fixture 2-0 last week and it could easily have been more. Spurs definitely had a chance going into the game yesterday, but an early Antonio Rudiger goal killed the tie off.
Tottenham could still go on a great FA Cup run, but the Carabao Cup was their best chance of silverware this season and that is no longer an option. That has infuriated Vega, who has had a go at the club’s owners and management.
Ramon Vega: Tottenham owners and management should be held accountable
It has been over 5000 days since Tottenham last won a trophy and that’s simply not good enough for a big club in England. Daniel Levy and Spurs owner Joe Lewis have been constantly criticised by the fans for the way the club is being run and Vega has now had his say as well.
The Swissman, who played over 60 games for Spurs back in the day, wrote on Twitter: “This Spurs squad is about 3 transfer windows behind the top 5 teams in the PL!
“So by my calculations, it’s impossible even to catch up with the money. Too many players just hanging there or don’t even want to be there. Accountability on the owners and senior management has to be.”
He added in another tweet: “And another year???? More more and I start to believe we have a real estate company than a football Club. lucky we have some great fans to support the Club ??? But Enough is enough. Maybe I should not say that but I just feel like that.”
Levy and ENIC certainly deserve some of the criticism they get but they have done the right thing by bringing in a proven winner like Conte to turn their fortunes around.
The Italian is a world-class manager but he’s not a magician. He needs a lot of help from the board to make this Spurs side capable of fighting against the best teams, but nothing has happened just yet.
We are 13 days into the January transfer window and Spurs aren’t really close to signing anyone, are they? There have been talks about Adama Traore, but Tottenham need a lot more than just one player, but it is unlikely that Levy will sanction multiple big moves this month.
It will be interesting to see how Spurs will bounce back from this. It doesn’t get any easier for them as up next, it’s the North London derby.