Former Tottenham Hotspur manager George Graham told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he feels his old team will struggle to break the top four again next season.
Graham feels Spurs have struggled for a couple of seasons, as the club looks to progress under Mauricio Pochettino and push on in their pursuit of a position in the Champions League.
“Tottenham could struggle and I’m talking just getting into the top four – Tottenham have really underachieved in the last couple of seasons,” Graham told talkSPORT.
What needs to change for Spurs this summer?
Pochettino needs to not only keep hold of his best players, but also add some top quality signings to key areas of his squad.
Tottenham will never close the gap on the top four in the Premier League, while they are selling off their best players.
The Daily Mirror has reported that Tottenham are keen to keep Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane from joining Manchester United and it’s important that Spurs prevent either player from moving to Old Trafford.
Tottenham can’t take one step forward with positive developments over younger players and then two steps back, by selling them the second they reach a status where they can command a very high transfer fee.
Where does Pochettino need new players?
The boss definitely needs another striker to come in and take some of the pressure away from Harry Kane.
It’s also important that he gets a striker who is different to Harry Kane and offers the Spurs attack something they don’t already have.
There’s also an arguable need for a feisty and quick winger who can play down either side of the team.
That would prevent the need for Pochettino to use players out of position, giving the side a better balance and a better chance of consistency.