Spurs were terrible against Man Shitty. The weaknesses of our 2nd string full backs were fully exposed (surely Trippier is second string ?). Also our midfield needs Wanyama and not young Winks. I think Davies and Trippier played out of their skin at the end of last season but against top opposition they struggle. Against weaker opposition teams can hardly contain Ali, Eriksen, Dembele and Harry Kane so that’s where all their (the oppositions) effort goes, thus leaving room for Davies and Trippier to look better than they really are. Davies is poor at defending he really is and Trippier is too – he doesn’t have the speed to recover his position like Kyle Walker did, but at least Trippier can handle the big diagonal cross field ball that always seemed to baffle Kyle Walker ! Get well Broadway…. please !
Poch is only too right when he says we have fallen behind our rivals in the transfer market. We need a new right back, we need a fit Rose (or a new left back) we need someone new in the centre of midfield to create when Eriksen is quiet. We need to offload Sissoko and get Erik Lamela fit (or find a new right sided midfielder). We need a new striker so that when Harry Kane is not a big enough influence we can change it up and Janssen unfortunately doesn’t look up to the task. Put Janssen in a team where he can play regularly and he will be really good. Loan him out so he can get this experience. Reminds me of poor old Darren Bent who came from Charlton but never could find his feet at the Lane because at Charlton he was the Big Fish that took responsibility, but at Spurs he was surrounded by excellence (relative to Charlton !) and he mentally choked. So a new striker too ! While we are being critical Wimmer doesn’t look up to the job and Carter Vickers may be out of his depth, so why don’t we get a new Centre Back too !
Okay in the real world 5 or 6 new players is asking to destroy our continuity so let’s be specific : Vigil Van Dyke would be great for us as a centre back, Alexis Sanchez the ideal attacking midfielder to inject something different into the midfield he can create, score, and runs around like a banshee – he would replace Sissoko and cover for Kane or Eriksen when they are struggling – he is 3 players in one ! Both have premier league experience and are therefore ready to go. Just need a right back !
Oh yes, I did say Sanchez, so Levy will have to realise what we have all known all the time ! We cannot keep great players or attract great players unless we can back it up with wages. Screw the wage structure – £80k a week for Dele Alli is not going to be enough next season and he is on less than that now – that is his new proposed contract !
If we are going to be big and compete year after year with Chelski, Manure and Shitty we need to change the mentality of Levy – otherwise we are just a challenger in the top 4 or 5. The Scum are a team that has done it wrong – let’s not Arse it up ! They needed a striker and some defense last season and Wenger poodled around and effectively alienated Sanchez who is surrounded by mediocrity none of which could not get into our team.
So Daniel Levy Beware the Ides of Laura Mars – that’s a misquote isn’t it ?
ps I also noted with some dismay that Poch didn’t change the way we were playing to cope with the high press and neither Winks or Dembele could provide the speed or vision to attempt a 3rd person run from midfield…. something else to work on !
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