Tottenham created history last summer by becoming the first side since the inception of a summer transfer window to fail to add to their squad. This coupled with the delay in their move to their new stadium created an atmosphere of doom and gloom among the fans early in the season.
However, far from letting this affect their on-pitch performances, Pochettino’s men have won 15 of their first 19 Premier League games giving the club their best start ever in the Premier League. This has put Spurs right in the mix for the title as they sit second in the table, trailing Liverpool by 6 points.
Former Celtic and Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton has said that Daniel Levy has to back Pochettino this January as adding the right players to the squad could make the difference in where Spurs will ultimately finish.
In his column for the Daily Mail, Sutton wrote, “Tottenham will never get a better chance to win the title. It is all very well to keep planning for the future but when an opportunity like this presents itself, they have to seize it.”
The 45-year old also wrote that Pochettino is in a great position to demand Daniel Levy’s backing. “Mauricio Pochettino’s calls for the club to take a risk in the transfer market last summer fell on deaf ears but he has never been in a stronger position to demand backing from chairman Daniel Levy”, he added.
“His squad have overcome their World Cup fatigue, dealt with the delays to their stadium and found ways to win ugly.”
However, due to their bloated squad size Spurs might have to offload some players before they can go about adding to their squad.
If recent rumours are to be believed, Tottenham are planning a firesale in an effort to free up squad spaces this January.
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