Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has named five attacking players he feels are important for the club in the London Evening Standard.
The Frenchman has suggested that Tottenham’s aggressive approach in games needs to start from the front, which makes the attacking players more important.
“You feel more comfortable because you know as a team, we are ready to fight and to be aggressive,” said Lloris.
“That starts at the front with talented players like Harry, Christian, Erik Lamela, Nacer Chadli and Andros Townsend.”
One of the current tactics employed by the current Tottenham side is the way they press from the very top of the team.
One of the main themes Mauricio Pochettino has developed at the club, and at his previous club Southampton, is the way his players hunt the ball back.
It sends the right message to the opposition and the rest of the team.
From the front of the team, Spurs let their opposition know they are in for a difficult night or afternoon at the office.
It sends a message that Tottenham are going to be difficult to play against and allows them to maintain pressure.
The attacking players working hard can also inspire the midfield and defence to go into games with a little more steel and determination that the opposition won’t get the better of the team.
Where Spurs have to be careful is that they aren’t overly aggressive with the way they chase and harass the opposition for possession, which may leave too much space in behind which experienced teams will find a way to pick off.