‘Mauricio has towed the party line beyond the call of duty’ – Pundit urges Poch to demand new players

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are currently without their two top goal scorers, with Harry Kane out injured until early March, and Son spending a few weeks away on international duty with South Korea.

Lucas Moura has also been out injured, but is expected to return in some capacity on Thursday in the Carabao Cup semi-final.

Spurs faced their first test against Fulham yesterday, as they searched to replace the goals from Kane and Son that have driven their season so far.

The result only highlighted Tottenham’s need to bring in some extra firepower, as Fernando Llorente only managed to put the ball into the back of his own net.

Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness has said enough is enough, and that Pochettino has gone along with the lack of signings for too long.

He has urged Poch to demand new signings, as the likes of Llorente will not be enough to replace Kane’s goals and creativity.

Souness said on SkySports (as reported by the Daily Mail): “This was always going to happen. It could have been so much worse, it could have been a cruciate, out for the season. They are light.

“The manager has towed the party line. I’ve never been in a dressing room where you didn’t want more players. Players want new players.

“I think Mauricio has towed the party line beyond the call of duty. they’re risking everything.

“Llorente is an old fashioned player but there are stiffer tests than Fulham coming up. It’s not just about Harry’s goals, he’s a creator as well.

“Everyone knows Tottenham’s backs up against the wall so there will be premiums to pay.

“All the goals have gone out of the team and you cant rely on Harry Winks to score you goals every week.

“You try to manage your assets at this time of the year but they cant do that. It’s a case of put your hand up if you’re fit.

“They can have better than they’ve got. You’re saying that, on the other side of the coin how many managers are changing the team up dramatically in the FA Cup because they’re worried about stress on their players.

“Tottenham have not managed their resources well.”

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