Areas Spurs Still Need To Improve

Olive Rios
October 31, 2019

It has been a difficult start to the season for Tottenham Hotspur, and specifically Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine has come in for his fair share of stick over the opening weeks of the season, and while it still seems like a long shot that he will be fired, he will soon need to oversee an upturn in form.

 The anticipation for the new season was heightened when the transfer window closed as Spurs had successfully managed to bring in Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso, but neither has enjoyed a stellar start at their new club. The club will need to sign a few more top talents to ensure that they have as strong a chance as possible of mounting a top-four finish this season, but what areas need to be addressed?

 Goalkeeper

 The one area of the field where Spurs desperately need to address is in goal according to Spursforlife.com. Hugo Lloris endured a difficult season last campaign, and that has shown little sign of changing this season. His season thus far was epitomised with an elbow injury that he picked up while making an error in Tottenham’s 3-0 defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion.

 The French World Cup winner hasn’t been great for Spurs for a few seasons now, and he could rediscover his form with the addition of some top-quality opposition. Michel Vorm was brought back to the club, and Paolo Gazzaniga also doesn’t look to be the man to be the next number one. The importance of having a top-class goalkeeper is imperative, and at the moment Spurs are falling way behind on that front.

 Full-Backs

 Roy Keane described the Tottenham full-backs as ‘dumb and dumber’ after their performances in the defeat at Anfield. And the former Manchester United captain does have a case; especially at right-back. The club didn’t attempt to replace Kieran Trippier over the summer, while Danny Rose made it clear throughout the transfer window that he wanted to move away.

 Ryan Sessegnon could be the man to fill the void at left-back, but Serge Aurier at right-back certainly doesn’t have the quality that Spurs need. They will need to address this area as swiftly as possible, and one man that could potentially make the move may be Norwich City’s Max Aarons. The full-back excelled in the Championship last season and has quickly adjusted to life in the Premier League.

Back-Up Striker

 Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in world football, but over the past couple of season’s Tottenham’s season has been derailed by injuries to their talisman. That area of the squad should have been addressed by now to maximise their chances of a strong finish in the league. However, it hasn’t.

 Heung Min-Son can carry a certain level of the void, but Spurs will still need a high-quality out-and-out striker to compete with the rest in the league. This could be an area Spurs may address in January, and Callum Wilson has already been linked with the move to north London.  

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