Tottenham Hotspur have been left a little short this month, with injuries to a number of key first team players.
In truth, Spurs have struggled with these problems throughout the entire season and at no point have they had a full compliment of senior stars to choose from.
With the injury to Harry Kane, as well as those to Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, Victor Wanyama, Mousa Sissoko, and Luke Amos, Pochettino has been left with little choice in terms of starting XIs.
Heung Min Son is also away at the Asia Cup with South Korea, and Mousa Dembele departed for China last week.
Spurs were forced to drop Christian Eriksen into a holding midfield role last match, while lumping for Fernando Llorente, the only available senior striker, up front.
Despite these vast injury issues, Danny Murphy believes Spurs do not need to go out and panic buy this transfer window.
Murphy wrote in his BBC column: “I just don’t see how bringing in a player as a short-term fix would work out well, and in any case I believe their squad is strong enough to get them through the next few weeks – even if they’re missing Alli as well as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
“The England international’s injury in Sunday’s win over Fulham is a big blow, because I saw him as one of the main options to temporarily fill in for those two as a striker, and lead Tottenham’s bid for silverware on four fronts.
“But the fact Spurs are in this predicament with so many big games coming up is because they have done well this season, and a big reason for that is the spirit in their squad.
“I am not suggesting that any new player might destroy that, but it might upset the dynamic of the group.
“When I look at Spurs’ players, none of them seem to have any kind of negative reaction when they are left out.
“They seem to understand their manager’s philosophy, and they play for him.
“If they were to sign someone now, either permanently or as a stop-gap on loan, I would ask two questions.
“Firstly, who are they going to bring in who is better than Son or Kane, who have scored almost half of their league goals?
“And, following that, will he be happy sitting on the bench when they return?”
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