Four things Spurs need to do to reach the next level

first_imgThis should be a huge boost with fans flooding back to watch their heroes and fully get behind the team, something which has been lacking this season.If the team and supporters settle quickly then the club could get a huge boost next season. In their final season at White Hart Lane where Spurs went unbeaten on home soil in the league it felt like the crowd were sucking the ball into the back of the net and this is needed once more.2. Improve the midfieldThe loss of Mousa Dembele has been huge this season, while injuries have seen Mauricio Pochettino forced, more often than not, to field Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko as a midfield two, with either Christian Eriksen or Dele Alli occasionally dropping deeper to make it a three.If Spurs are to reach another level they need to sign at least one world-class ball progressing midfielder, like Tanguy Ndombele, while if Eriksen is to leave in the summer a creative force is also a must.On top of this, another playmaker would be a wise addition given the lack of competition for Eriksen in recent years. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES “Of course, maybe that is our limit. It’s a little bit sad, but maybe we need to start to think that we need to operate in a different way from the start of next season.“I think we need to find the way to operate that we can provide the club to try to achieve the last step.“I think we are doing a fantastic job in the last four/five years, but I think we need more and still we are not there. The duos’ performances in contrast with how Ricardo Pereira has got on at Leicester City has many supporters raging as they clearly missed out on the better player when they eventually signed Aurier.A replacement at right-back is essential, while the promotion of Kyle Walker-Peters should be considered if both are turfed out by Pochettino.On the opposite flank, Danny Rose is finally getting back to his former self but Ben Davies, at the highest level isn’t good enough as a wing-back. His versatility makes him a great option but the fact he is ineligible for homegrown status in the Champions League means he could be a shock name on the chopping block. 7 Tottenham players looked dejected after their late defeat to Southampton on Saturday Upon having his title upgraded from head coach to manager, Pochettino was handed more control over transfers but right now he seems unable to strike the right balance and a helping hand is needed.Had the club been wiser last summer they would have at least had Jack Grealish on the books and right now it’s hard to argue he wouldn’t have played at least 30 times for the club and allowed players like Harry Winks some vital rest without stretching the squad. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED 3. Upgrade the full-backsAgainst Arsenal, Kieran Trippier was bullied relentlessly by Alex Iwobi and has struggled to find the form which saw him thrill at the World Cup last summer.Team-mate Sissoko has often been tasked with covering the England international so he isn’t so tortured by his opponents, which can leave Spurs light in the middle, which isn’t ideal.Meanwhile, Serge Aurier, Borussia Dortmund performance aside, looks far from the marauding full-back seen at Paris Saint-Germain. Often the Ivorian looks timid going forward and rarely looks to beat a man, which lets Tottenham down in games where they have the majority of possession. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade shining Tottenham Hotspur manager watches his side lose 2-1 to Southampton. Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 defeat to Southampton has left the club battling to remain in the Premier League’s top four.Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are all now aiming to knock Spurs out of Champions League qualification places. And a frustrated Mauricio Pochettino has admitted the team may now be at their maximum capacity and need to reach another level next season.Reacting to the defeat, Pochettino told talkSPORT’s Alex Crook: “It’s a difficult thing, we are talking about the last nearly five years to change a mentality.“That is a clear example that we are still not mature enough.“When you talk a lot and when you find a lot of solution, it’s only one way, it’s to try to change, making different decisions that’s from the past. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REPLY The new stadium could well be opened soon “If we want to put the club in the last step like the people is talking, it’s of course that we need to find a way to try to provide the club the style that is going to make us to be better.”But if Tottenham are to reach another level, what needs to happen at the club? talkSPORT.com takes a look.1. Get settled in the new stadiumAfter more than a year-and-a-half away from White Hart Lane, the fans and players became far too fatigued.Even season ticket holders stopped going to Wembley with the extra travel and the lack of atmosphere taking the fun out of seeing Spurs play.If their new arena gets through the two planned test events they will play their last five home matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – or whatever the new name will be. 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Appoint a sporting directorAcross the years, Tottenham have had numerous sporting directors, technical directors, chief scouts and head of football operations with Frank Arnesen, Damien Comolli, Franco Baldini, and Paul Mitchell being the most remembered.Without one currently, Spurs appear to be struggling to identify key signings and if they are to be more focused this summer and in the future employing a new one should be considered. 7 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 7last_img

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