Despite doing well this season, Tottenham Hotspur failed to chase Chelsea down and finished 7 points short of the Champions. They’ll be moving to the Wembley stadium next season and this could perhaps turn out to be the undoing for the Lilywhites as they have failed to acclimatise to the wider pitches and have registered only one victory in the last ten games.
Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to replicate the White Hart Lane success at the Wembley and will be hoping that his team finally realise the dream of winning the Premier League title after failing to chase down the leaders two seasons in a row.
Pochettino will have to be really cautious in his approach in the transfer window and bring in the right personnel required for the job. At a club like Tottenham, players’ patience could easily wear thin if they don’t win anything next year and this could easily ruin things for the North London outfit as the trophy drought frustration could easily snowball into the departure of some of their top players. This only underlines the need to bring in top players who will help them finally lift a trophy.
Pochettino hasn’t had incredible success in bringing in big players. Paul Mitchell’s departure only exacerbated the issue for the Argentine as Moussa Sissoko, who had all the signs of being a panic buy, didn’t have any success on the pitch and the gaffer grew disillusioned despite an excellent Euro campaign by the Frenchman.
Vincent Janssen too has fallen way short of the expectations. This only goes on to suggest that Pochettino perhaps needs a helping hand in recognising his targets.
After spending big and not getting their money’s worth, Pochettino may even turn over-cautious and may again stick to buying relatively cheaper young talents who can be developed. The fact that the gaffer got it wrong once should not deter him from spending big, given they’ll get really good players who are close to being an end-product.
The ghosts of the past have to be exorcised and the only way for Pochettino to do it is to take the gamble again and bring in big players. Sure, bringing in raw talent isn’t bad at all but the need of the hour dictates Pochettino to risk spending money on big players early in the transfer season and not compromise on the quality.
Tottenham’s squad depth is highly debatable. They still haven’t someone who can play second fiddle to Harry Kane. If Tottenham want to stay competitive in the Champions League, they’ll need players in the squad who would unquestionably replace any injured player without much compromise in quality. Tottenham fans will be expecting a busy summer ahead of them.