Pundit tells Tottenham Hotspur and Ange Postecoglou what they must do to improve trophy chances this season
Alan Hutton has told Tottenham Hotspur that they must back Ange Postecoglou in the January transfer market if they hope to win a trophy this season.
Tottenham are, of course, without a trophy since our EFL Cup triumph against Chelsea in 2008. Since then, it has been heartbreak after heartbreak, with Spurs getting close to winning silverware but falling at the final few hurdles.
The start of the current season was perfect. We were leading the table when the last international break arrived but that 4-1 loss against Chelsea, where we were reduced to nine men, changed a lot of things.
Destiny Udogi and Cristian Romero were sent off while James Maddison and Micky van de Ven, two of our very best players, were injured. The repercussions were felt in the very next game, as we lost 2-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers with two injury-time goals.
What should Tottenham do?
Hutton believes that Spurs can win something this year. It may not be the Premier League, but the former Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa defender can see a trophy come to N17 this season.
For that, he hopes that Daniel Levy and co. can back Ange Postecoglou in the winter transfer window. He told OLBG in an exclusive interview:
“I think the international breaks came at a good time for Tottenham. But I do think they can win something this year. I think it’s going to be difficult to challenge for the league. The big thing for me is what they do in the January transfer window. If Ange gets funds to go and reinvest and they recruit well, I think we will be talking about them winning something.”
Eric Dier and Ben Davies starting as our centre-backs against Wolves was a major red flag. Imagine if Dier is injured or suspended on top of it… there is no doubt that we need a new centre-back, with Davinson Sanchez and Clement Lenglet both leaving Tottenham this summer under different circumstances.
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Then, a decision has to be taken on what to do with the No. 9 position. Not buying a direct replacement for Harry Kane has somehow worked so far but can it keep working if Richarlison continues to be out of form or injured? How long can Son Heung-min, already in his 30s, carry our frontline? Those two areas, if strengthened, would help Ange the most.