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Tony Adams: 'Tottenham Hotspur players could cost England'

Adams: 'Spurs players could cost England'
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Tony Adams worries that the Tottenham Hotspur contingent in England's World Cup squad could let their side down due to a lack of winners' mentality.

Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has admitted that he is worried about the lack of a winning mentality in the psyche of the Tottenham Hotspur players heading to the World Cup with England.

Nearly a quarter of the Three Lions' 23-man travelling party will be made up of Spurs stars - Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose.

Spurs have earned many plaudits in recent years, having finished in the Premier League's top four in the last three seasons, but they have now gone more than a decade since last picking up any silverware.

Adams, who skippered England on home soil at Euro '96, is concerned that the Tottenham contingent may let their teammates down.

"I'm really worried about these Tottenham players; I don't think they know how to win," he told The Sun. "They're very good players but at certain points in seasons and tournaments, you have to step up - there's a psyche players must have."

England face Tunisia in their opening World Cup fixture in eight days' time, before taking on Panama (June 24) and Belgium (June 28).

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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