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Tottenham Hotspur paying for lack of transfers in 2018

Friday Sep 21, 2018


 On August 28th, the football media raved over Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-0 dismantling of Manchester United at Old Trafford. Pundits, who had just weeks previously criticised Spurs for being inactive in the transfer window, buying zero new players, praised the club’s decision to forgo spending money.


 Fastforward to this week and Tottenham have now experienced three consecutive losses in all competitions. Since humiliating Manchester United on their home turf, Tottenham have lost each match. Tottenham supporters can get the PVP.me promo code and bet on their team all season long.

 Losses to Watford, Liverpool, and Inter Milan have all occurred in September. In two of the three matches, Tottenham threw away a lead, allowing their opponents to win late in the matches. There are problems popping up in North London, and it isn’t just the delay of Tottenham’s new stadium.

 Tottenham Hotspur lack depth

 Tottenham’s lack of high-quality depth is showing after five Premier League matches. Dele Alli’s recent injury has shown just how weak the Tottenham bench is. Midfielder Harry Winks started his first Premier League match this season against Liverpool. He looked out of his depth alongside Moussa Dembele and Eric Dier and had difficulty against the superior Liverpool midfield. The rest of the team’s bench shouldn’t feel supporters with much excitement either. Back-up striker Fernando Llorente has scored just one goal Premier League goal since arriving at the club. 

 Pochettino has also had to call upon his back-up goalkeeper in Tottenham’s last three matches. Hugo Lloris suffered a thigh injury following the win over Manchester United. There is also the issue of Lloris’ off the field legal problems hanging over the club. While Michel Vorm has played well enough at times, he is no Lloris and doesn’t instil confidence in Tottenham’s previously solid defence.

 Spurs players showing fatigue

 Harry Kane has spent the last few seasons carrying Tottenham and the English national team. In the four seasons prior to the kick off of 2018-19 Premier League, Kane had tallied 135 goals in all competitions. That is an average of 33.75 goals per season. The added strain of playing in the European Championship and last summer’s World Cup look to be taking a toll on the striker. By the time England reached the World Cup semifinals, Kane looked to have slowed down and was missing in action.
 The striker has tallied two goals in five Premier League games. But he hasn’t scored since Tottenham’s win against Manchester United and has now gone three games without a goal. He managed just two shots against Liverpool with one on target. Remarkably, Kane didn’t take a shot against Inter in Spurs’ Champions League matchday 1 loss. He had just 26 touches of the ball against the Italians, the fewest of any Tottenham starting player.

 Tottenham Hotspur must buy in January

 In the wake of Tottenham’s three match losing streak, reports claim the club will spend money in January. Spurs are being linked with Celta Vigo star Stanislav Lobotka. He is being targeted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs and Tottenham reportedly want to sign him as soon as possible.
 Monaco forward Keita Balde, who is on loan at Inter, is also being linked with Spurs. He too should raise eyebrows, as Balde has failed to fulfil any type of potential since breaking into the Lazio squad in 2013.
 Tottenham need to stem the bleeding soon. The club is struggling and the January transfer window cannot come soon enough.
  

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