Tottenham Hotspur became the first Premier League side in history not to sign a single player in the summer transfer window this year.
Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy decided to instead keep a settled squad, hang on to their best players, and sign them up to new bumper deals with increased wages.
After the first three games, this looked like a master stroke, with a 100% win ratio, including a 3-0 thumping away to United.
However, after suffering a shock defeat to Watford, did Spurs’ lack of depth in the squad show, especially with no real back up for the laboured-looking Harry Kane…?
Ian Wright thinks so, as he described how he feels sorry for Tottenham at the moment, suggesting that they simply don’t have the strength-in-depth outside a strong starting XI.
Wright spoke on SkySports The Debate: “People are talking about Harry Kane being injured or them possibly resting him. But if that’s the case I don’t see where their goals are going to be coming from. You have to feel for Spurs because although their first XI is very good, there’s not much to back it up.”
However, as legitimate a point this may be from Wright, Spurs’ squad is getting stronger by the week.
In the past 14 days alone, the likes of Victor Wanyama, Harry Winks, Erik Lamela, and Heung-Min Son have returned to first team training after injury spells, or international duties.
This significantly strengthens the Spurs bench with some class and experienced players.
The only position that Tottenham still seem to me missing is a talented, young understudy for Harry Kane.
But, if we’re supposed to feel sorry for Tottenham at present, who knows what we’re supposed to be feeling for Arsenal…
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