Tottenham Hotspur legend Ossie Ardiles told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he feels one or two reinforcements are needed for the club to get closer to their aim of the top four in the Premier League.
Ardiles has also praised the way the club’s current manager Mauricio Pochettino has embraced the competitive nature of the Premier League, as well as the achievement of guiding the club to fifth place last season.
“We hope so. We finished fifth last season and that’s a great achievement for Pochettino – You know the Premier League is very tough and very competitive,” he told talkSPORT.
“They want to finish in the top four and this is where we are going to be aiming. There are some players who have to go because they have spent far too much time in the club – We have a very good and fit squad but we need one or two reinforcements, surely.”
Is the top four a realistic aim?
Tottenham finished fifth in the Premier League last season so there’s no reason the top four isn’t achievable for the club.
It would mean a place in the Champions League and improve the calibre of players that the club could go after in the transfer market and there is a real pressure over Pochettino to get the club into that competition.
It certainly won’t be easy considering the calibre of the other sides competing for the top four places.
Where are new players needed?
The centre of the defence has already been improved, but there is a need for a striker to come into the squad and offer some support to Harry Kane.
It’s also important that Pochettino tries to improve his wide options so he’s not forced to use a player who is stronger through the middle, off to one side of midfield.