Rio Ferdinand has insisted that Tottenham Hotspur should follow in the footsteps of rivals Chelsea and switch to a back-three to improve on recent results.
Dating back to their impressive win over Manchester City on October 2, Spurs have won just once in their last nine games in all competitions as they suffered the disappointment of being knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Goals have been an issue prior to Harry Kane’s return, but that is only part of the problem for Mauricio Pochettino as he tries to identify what to change in order to get his side firing again.
Ferdinand believes that the Argentine tactician has the players at his disposal to successfully adopt a three-man defence, with wing-backs Danny Rose and Kyle Walker providing the energy, pace and attacking threat to effectively play the system.
Further, coupled with Kane’s return to fitness and form, the former Manchester United defender believes that it could be the best formation for Spurs moving forward.
Whether or not Pochettino agrees and opts to make a change remains to be seen, but there is certainly a valid case for it and perhaps something does need to change in order to put this dismal run of form behind them.
Antonio Conte will attest to that, as since the Italian switched to a 3-4-3 system, his side have won six consecutive Premier League games without conceding a single goal and now sit top of the table.
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) November 22, 2016