Tottenham Hotspur legend Clive Allen told talkSPORT he feels the back four is the first problem that the club’s manager Mauricio Pochettino needs to sort out this summer.
Allen has also suggested that if his old club sell goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, then it will be a familiar case for fans of watching a rebuild happen throughout the squad ahead of next season.
“Yeah I think there will be big changes. Defensively I think they conceded too many goals and that’s the first problem they have to sort this summer and if they lose Lloris, they’re going to be rebuilding right from the goalkeeper,” he said.
Tottenham have already drafted in one new face for the defence with Kevin Wimmer, with DeAndre Yedlin another player that Spurs are yet to see the best from.
Tottenham did well to finish fifth in the Premier League last season ahead of Liverpool, but the team conceded 53 goals which was more than any other side to finish in the top 13 places.
It’s an obvious statement to make but if Spurs can improve their back four and increase the number of clean sheets they keep, they will have a better chance of stealing tight games.
It takes the pressure away from the attack and means that someone like Harry Kane or Christian Eriksen only has to take a basic half chance for the club to register three points in pursuit of the top four.
As for Lloris, if he makes it clear that he wants to leave, there’s little the club can do because it’s no use Pochettino having a player in place who doesn’t want to be there.
If the club are forced to sell him they need to get the best possible price and then make sure that it’s reinvested properly.