Former Tottenham Hotspur player Danny Murphy assessed the way this season has gone for his old team.
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy summarised his old club’s season when he appeared as a guest on talkSPORT.
Murphy suggested that not a lot is different from Tottenham seasons of the past, with some good work mixed in with some poor performances at various times throughout the campaign.
He’s also suggested what he feels manager Mauricio Pochettino should be looking to add in the transfer market this summer.
“The season as a whole has been ‘typically Tottenham’; spells of good form and spells of dreadful form,” he said.
“Ultimately you look at their squad and there’s just not enough quality in it – I don’t see any leaders out on the pitch. There’s no one organising and demanding more from the players around them.”
Consistency is important for any team looking to try and fight their way into the top four of the Premier League.
Spurs have to be consistent against the teams they are expected to beat and competitive against their direct rivals if they want to progress.
Pochettino will definitely be better off for the experience of having a season in the bank at White Hart Lane, which should bode well for next year.
As for Murphy’s suggestion that more leadership is needed, it shouldn’t be majorly surprising considering Tottenham do have a very young team.
There is a young core running through the side and the boss could look to invest in experienced players in all positions to work alongside the options he already has available.
If the consistency improves and the manager is backed by Daniel Levy, there’s no reason Spurs can’t make a few teams sweat next year.