Former Tottenham forward Ronny Rosenthal believes that there are a number of players in the current Spurs squad who are not good enough if the North Londoners harbour ambitions of winning silverware.
The quality of some of Spurs’ defending over recent weeks has left a lot to be desired, with Jose Mourinho’s men regularly gifting the opposition easy goals.
Unsurprisingly, Rosenthal named two members of the Spurs backline among the players he is not convinced by.
Curiously, the former Israeli international also suggested that Erik Lamela, who has been one of Tottenham’s best players over the last few weeks, is also not to up to the required level.
Rosenthal told TuttoMercatoWeb: “I think some elements are not strong enough for a team that has to try to win the title.
“I think of Lamela, who has been in London for many years but I don’t think he has the necessary qualities. Nothing to say on a technical level, but he does not have the speed for the Premier League.
“Even Dier who plays regularly does not convince me, as well as Davies on the left. In the last game he was deployed right-back Tanganga, then replaced from Doherty.
“All this with a multifaceted and quality player like Sissoko on the bench. For me it is inconceivable.”
The former Tottenham forward also admitted that he has been surprised by how little football Gareth Bale has played since arriving at Spurs in the summer.
When asked about the Welshman’s struggles this season, he said: “Which I can’t explain. Of course, I’m not at the training camp and I can’t evaluate his work in the week but I think a player like him needs to be employed regularly to make the best of it. The fact that he’s always excluded surprises me.”
However, Rosenthal refused to get on the ‘Mourinho out’ bandwagon, insisting that the Tottenham boss deserves more time to turn things around.
When asked about Mourinho, the 57-year-old said: “I think he has the opportunity to solve the problems, he must be given time. so far it has shown”.
Spurs Web Opinion
As poor as Spurs have been over the last two months, I do not think we are far away from competing at the top. Adding two or three quality players in the summer can make a big difference as we still have the makings of a solid squad despite being obviously deficient in some areas of the pitch.
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