Tottenham slipped out of the top four following their North London derby defeat, with plenty wrong in their 4-2 loss.
Spurs went into the game as 6/4 outsiders with 888sport following a magnificent win over Chelsea and Inter. But the club failed to capitalise on that form and were perhaps overly tired when taking on the Gunners who were priced at 6/4 to win with the same bookie prior to kick-off.
The lack of depth suggests Spurs didn’t do enough over the summer to boost their chances, with the bookmakers like Betfred and Ladbrokes now placing them only slightly ahead of their rivals to make the top four and a huge 60/1 for the title.
Spurs seemed to run out of steam against Arsenal with many fans wishing they could have cashed out at the 2-1 mark, never mind had to watch the second half.
They need to be careful that doesn’t happen again, particularly with a tough run in of fixtures coming up. For fans, you can check out the latest Coral cash out promotion here to not let your betting suffer in the same way. Which it could do.
Leicester, Barcelona, Arsenal and Everton are all coming up before Christmas, which could leave the club tired throughout January, unless new faces appear.
A new forward player is a must for Pochettino, with the club so reliant on Harry Kane to get goals.
The manager has said he’ll be looking to recruit, with reports recently suggesting the club are targeting a move for French wonderkid Adil Taoui.
The 17-year-old would be rather a work-in-progress rather than a player ready to hit the ground running though.
In midfield Daniel Levy also could be prepared to break the club’s transfer record for Allan, the Napoli star who is currently seeking a move away.
It’s thought the club are ready to place a £40million bid for the star in order to replace Moussa Dembele, who is expected to depart at the end of the season.
That would be a sensible move for Tottenham, although attacking talent should also be on the radar.
Fernando Llorente has admitted he’d like to move back to Spain, which would leave Poch without any backup for Kane. Kasper Dolberg has been one name mentioned, with the 21-year-old proving a real class act for Ajax at the moment.
He’d play a good second fiddle to Kane and would fit into the club’s style of play nicely while learning the game.
He’s hotly tipped to become a world star and an early move for the player could well be in Spurs’ best interests, particularly with a number of top clubs monitoring his progress.
Something certainly needs to happen in January at the club. Pochettino has admitted he’d like to spend in January. The fans have already been frustrated by the stadium move, Levy could really do with keeping his manager on side.
If Spurs are going to challenge for trophies this season, more strength in depth is needed. Poch was criticised for playing Julian Foyth in the derby, but with more quality available all over the field freshening up the team will be an awful lot easier.
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