Owen Hargreaves has claimed that apart from Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Cristian Romero, none of Tottenham’s players would get into any of the top teams.
After making what was statistically their best start to a Premier League season after 10 matches, Tottenham were brought crashing down to earth at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
The 2-0 scoreline flattered the Lilywhites, who struggled to create chances and looked all over the place defensively against Erik Ten Hag’s men.
Antonio Conte admitted after the game that Spurs have tended to struggle every time they come up against a top team and insisted the game on Wednesday was proof that his side still have a long way to go (Football.London).
Hargreaves has now argued that Tottenham simply lack the quality to be challenging near the top of the table, and suggested that Conte needs funds to build a squad that is capable of challenging the other top sides.
The former Man Utd midfielder told Premier League Productions (19/10/22 at 10:30 pm): “They have some really good players. But they only have three that would probably get into any of the big teams.
“Kane, Son and Romero. The rest, nobody else is getting in any of the top teams. I think he needs money to get into that bigger bracket. He (Conte) does play this type of football. That’s how he plays. He plays on the counter-attack, but the only reason they are in the Champions League is because of this guy.
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“When he took over, they were ninth, in a mess and a disaster. They might not be the best watch. But to get to the next level, they probably need a better bench and a better squad. You look at what Man City, Liverpool and Man United have. Ronaldo didn’t get off the bench for Man United.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Kane, Son and Romero could probably get into any team in the world but to say that no other Tottenham player gets into any top team is lazy analysis.
Conte has built a squad with the characteristics to play a certain way, and the Italian cannot be completely absolved of any blame if results do not go our way.
To constantly praise Conte when we win but blame it on the players when we lose, seems unfair.