Ray Wilkins: Tottenham must improve their defence this summer

Former England midfielder Ray Wilkins has explained where he thinks Tottenham Hotspur need to attack the transfer market.

Former England midfielder and Chelsea assistant Ray Wilkins explained on talkSPORT where he would look to improve Tottenham Hotspur as a priority this summer.

Wilkins suggested that it’s been a typical Tottenham season in terms of their attack, suggesting a need for manager Mauricio Pochettino to add strength and resilience to the defence of his squad in the summer.

“It’s very much a Tottenham season in that we like to think of Tottenham being very cavalier in the way they play,” said Wilkins.

“I think somewhere along the way you have to look at improving defensively first – if you look at the teams at the top, defensively, they are as solid as a rock.”

The stats from this season so far suggest that Wilkins certainly has a point; only one side in the top 13 of the Premier League has conceded more goals this season.

There is a need to sure up the backline at Tottenham and it will be interesting to see how Pochettino goes about the transfer market.

Federico Fazio and Eric Dier were signed last summer, so a player would arguably have to leave before a fresh face comes in.

Younes Kaboul could be axed from the squad, which would create space for a new player to come in but it’s important Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy make the right call over anyone they go after.

A solid defence will make the job of Tottenham’s attack easier next season because they won’t be chasing two, three or four goals to get something out of a game.

Tottenham have kept just seven clean sheets with Hugo Lloris in goal this season and that simply has to improve.

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