Damien Comolli: Impossible To Improve Spurs

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Speaking to TalkSport, former Spurs Director of Football Damien Comolli heaped praise on the inner workings of the club claiming that it is ‘almost impossible’ to improve the current Tottenham starting eleven.

Comolli has a good point, I mean how are Tottenham expected for example to improve on our striking options when we have Harry Kane leading out attack.  For example, a quick look on SportNation.bet has odds of 4/1 for Harry Kane to be the Premier League top goalscorer for yet another season.  Given how Kane performed last year, I’ll certainly be putting a few quid on this.

During his three year tenure as Tottenham’s Director of Football from 2005-2008, Damien Comolli was responsible for memorable Spurs signings such as Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Dimitar Berbatov.

However, at the insistence of incoming manager Harry Redknapp, following the sacking of Juande Ramos in October 2008, Damien Comolli was relieved of his duties.

It has been widely reported among football news outlets including SportNation.com speaking about the current Spurs side, Damien Comolli has stated it would be an ‘almost impossible’ task to recruit players who could improve on the starting eleven.

In an interview with TalkSport, Comolli revealed his admiration for the work being done at Tottenham on a considerably smaller budget than their rivals. He said:

“Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino are working with less money than everybody else and working on a lot smaller wage bill than any of the Premier League’s top five – we need to give them some credit.”

“So to reinforce that team with players who are as good or better than those players, and as young too, it’s almost an impossible task.”

“They’re probably looking for young and up-and-coming players to come and compliment that team, probably two or three and I’m sure they’ll achieve that in the end.”

“I’m sure they know exactly where they’re going,” He added. “I think Tottenham deserve so much respect for what they’ve achieved.”

So far, Tottenham have yet to announce a single signing this Summer, but remain loosely linked to several young talents.

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  1. you cant argue with the man. You can hardly ‘better’ the team. But we should atleast ‘bolster’ the squad with young players with fire in their bellies!


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