Tottenham fans would have been fairly optimistic about the team’s prospects coming into the season when Mauricio Pochettino was backed considerably in the transfer window.

Spurs managed to bring in the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso, while also managing to retain the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen.

However, despite their transfer activity, Pochettino’s men have made a poor start to the season and the squad looks like it still needs considerable changes in order to rival Liverpool and Manchester City.

One problem area has been right back where neither Kyle Walker-Peters nor Serge Aurier have managed to make the position their own. While Walker-Peters started the first few games of the season, Aurier came into the side against Crystal Palace and impressed.

However, his first-half sending off against Southampton last week and his poor showing against Bayern Munich on Tuesday have cast doubts in the minds of Spurs fans if the Ivorian is capable of performing consistently.

Former Spurs striker Darren Bent has suggested that Pochettino might be regretting letting Kieran Trippier join Atletico Madrid in the summer.

Speaking to Football Insider, Bent said, “I’m sure Pochettino’s probably thinking: ‘Maybe I was a little bit quick to pull the trigger on Kieran Trippier and let him go.

“Kieran Trippier was the ideal man to take over from Kyle Walker, they let him go as well, and they never really replaced him.”

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I think some people are underestimating how big a blow Juan Foyth’s injury was for the squad. I fully expected the 21-year-old to be the club’s starting right back this season on the back of his performances during the second half of last season and his impressive displays at right back for Argentina in the Copa Ameria last summer.

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