- Tottenham look set to fall way short in the Premier League this year
- Champions League could be a hope, but long way to go
- Jenas and Hargreaves propose two transfer targets to improve Spurs squad
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Although they’ve made impressive progress over the last two years, Tottenham are at risk of continuing to fall short in their bid to win major trophies.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men impressed in the group stage of the Champions League, particularly against Real Madrid, but they’ll have tough opposition in the knockout stage moving forward.
Further, they’ve slipped to sixth place in the Premier League standings, four points adrift of the top four while they’re now a staggering 18 points behind leaders Manchester City.
In turn, they arguably need certain tweaks and reinforcements in key positions to help take them to the next level, and former Tottenham man Jermaine Jenas and fellow pundit Owen Hargreaves have put some names forward in terms of who they believe could improve Pochettino’s squad, as seen below.
Firstly, they’ve made a key observation in that Pochettino lacks a player that can take players on directly rather than the team being a fluent attacking group with Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen all linking up brilliantly with a mix of creativity, movement and finishing.
In turn, they’ve identified Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha or Leicester City youngster Demarai Gray as two possible solutions.
As far as Gray is concerned, the 21-year-old has managed to secure more playing time in recent weeks but could he be tempted into a move to a club with bigger aspirations?
The Foxes ace has three goals and a single assist in 17 games this season, and so he certainly has a long way to go to prove he can deliver consistently at the highest level.
Zaha would be a more reliable option, as he has been a leading figure at Selhurst Park for a while, scoring 19 goals in 123 appearances for the Eagles.
Both have lots of room for improvement, but as he’s shown with other players, Pochettino is capable of helping individuals reach another level.
Sensible targets? Who would you go with?
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