Vertonghen: Spurs have failed to improve

Tottenham invested heavily in the close-season to bring the likes of Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Paulinho to White Hart Lane, but they trail fourth-placed Manchester City by seven points with just eight games remaining in their Premier League season.

Furthermore, Manuel Pellegrini's men have three games in hand, and are among the favourites to lift the Premier League crown.

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