Tottenham Hotspur have endured one of their worst starts to a season in recent years, winning just three games from a possible eleven.
As a result, Spurs sit down in ninth in the Premier League, joint bottom of their Champions League group, and they have already been knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Colchester.
Tottenham have just three competitions left if they want to secure a trophy this season, although it may now be more about getting out of the Champions League group stages and securing a top-four spot in the Premier League.
One huge problem for Spurs so far this season has been their defence, which was summed up perfectly by the 7-2 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich.
Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, and Jan Vertonghen all started that match, three experienced defenders who have been playing alongside each other for Spurs for years now.
Ex-Spurs manager, Harry Redknapp, has been commenting on the defence this week, stating that the sale of Walker was a big blow, the sale of Trippier was strange, and Aurier is a little iffy.
Harry said (Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSPORT – 09/10/19 at 8:15 am): “The centre-backs are still back playing together now. You have got Rose or Davies at left-back. Okay, at right-back, they have let Trippier go for whatever reason. It was a strange one really without getting another right-back in and Aurier being a little iffy.
“Of course, losing Walker a couple of years back, which was a big blow. For me, when Walker and Rose were in full fight that’s the best, I have seen Tottenham under Pochettino.
“He has got the players. Dier’s back in the squad. I mean two years ago we were talking about Dier being England captain. Harry Winks has come through. They have quality international players all over the pitch. It’s his job to get them playing again and recreate that spirit.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Harry is right, Tottenham never really replaced the talent they had in Kyle Walker. I think Poch needs to go out and buy a fast and athletic right-back to run up and down that flank, as he usually opts against out-and-out wingers.
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