Tottenham are title contenders bar one issue says Gordon Strachan
In a season filled with surprises and captivating performances, football icon Gordon Strachan has thrown his weight behind Tottenham Hotspur, labelling them as genuine title contenders under the guidance of manager Ange Postecoglou. With Spurs currently sitting in second place, just one point behind league leaders Manchester City, the Lilywhites have captured the attention of fans and pundits alike with their impressive style of play.
Ange Postecoglou’s transformative impact on Tottenham since his arrival in the summer has not gone unnoticed. The Lilywhites, known for their free-flowing style of football, have defied expectations and find themselves on the cusp of a potential ascent to the top of the Premier League table. A victory against Wolves on Saturday could propel them to the summit, and if City stumbles against Chelsea on Sunday, Tottenham could enjoy a prolonged stay at the top.
Gordon Strachan, the former Celtic and Scotland manager, expressed his confidence in Tottenham’s title aspirations while acknowledging the potential challenges that lie ahead.
Strachan believes that keeping key players fit, particularly mentioning the duo of James Maddison and Yves Bissouma, will remain crucial for Tottenham’s sustained success. Here is what he told ICE36 via football.london:
“I think that Tottenham will be contenders for the Premier League title this season. My biggest concern would be keeping players fit.”
“I don’t think they could afford to lose Maddison and Bissouma – that would give them big problems. I don’t know if they have players in the squad that could step in and do what they’ve been doing so far this season if they were to lose them.”
The significance of Maddison and Bissouma to Tottenham’s success cannot go understated, as both players have played integral roles in the team’s impressive performances this season. Strachan’s concern for their fitness stems from the potential impact their absence could have on the team’s dynamic and success in the title race.
As the season progresses, the fitness and availability of key players will undoubtedly be a focal point for Tottenham. Strachan’s endorsement of Spurs’ title credentials comes with a cautionary note, emphasizing the importance of depth and the ability of backup players to seamlessly step in if necessary. That is where the January window comes in for Tottenham.
Getting on board players who could perform a similar role to these two in case something happens to either of them is very important. While it is very difficult to emulate the exact same roles, performing up to a certain standard might surely help Spurs maintain their strong start to the season even without their main players.
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Tottenham fans, buoyed by the team’s resurgence under Postecoglou, will be eager to see their side maintain its impressive form and potentially secure a place at the summit of English football. The title race is heating up, and with the backing of football luminaries, Tottenham’s journey certainly promises to be one filled with excitement and anticipation.