There have been thousands of column inches dedicated to the current crisis at Tottenham Hotspur with people having many different takes on why the team is struggling to hit the same heights as previous seasons.
While some are starting to question Mauricio Pochettino’s tactics, others have pointed their fingers at the players’ attitudes. There have also been reports suggesting there are internal issues inside the dressing room with some players feeling overworked and underpaid (the Athletic).
However, the elephant in the room with respect to the problems at Spurs seems to be poor player recruitment over the last few seasons.
Sky Sports posted a statistic that compared the average age of Tottenham’s squad at present with the other Premier League teams and it turns out Spurs have the 16th oldest squad in the league.
The statistic also shows how Spurs had the youngest squad in the Premier League during Pochettino’s first three seasons at the helm and how the club have failed to freshen up the squad with young additions over the past few years.
Check out the average age comparison below:
📊Tottenham Hotspur are the 16th team in the Premier League for the average age. pic.twitter.com/2JFzwF4r4y
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) October 8, 2019
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It is clear from these figures that the team is going through a transitional phase at the moment and is need of a rebuild. While the club certainly took the right step this summer by bringing in some top young players, considerably more investment is needed in order to freshen up the squad.
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