Former Germany international Dietmar Hamann recently claimed on talkSPORT that he feels Tottenham will fall further behind in the race for a position in the top four, unless Mauricio Pochettino starts spending some big money in the transfer window.
Tottenham made some early signings this summer, but have been generally quiet as their rivals have all made big and significant signings, with the return of the Premier League just around the corner the weekend after next.
Here are three reasons Hamann is wrong.
Pochettino has addressed a key issue in his squad
Pochettino deserves credit for dealing with a key issue in his squad in terms of the defence and improving the options he has in that area.
Tottenham’s talent in midfield and in attack with Harry Kane is quite obvious, but on too many occasions last season, the back four buckled under the pressure coming from teams that Tottenham will feel as though they should really have been beating.
The Spurs boss now has more than one top quality option in every position across his back four, which should aid consistency and allow the team to move forward.
Time left in the transfer window
It’s fairly evident that Tottenham still need new players in key areas of the squad, with a striker likely to be among the manager’s priorities at the moment.
Tottenham have resources they can use and have freed up space in the squad in terms of the wage budget.
There’s no need for the team to panic and make the wrong signing so rather than throwing cash at the problem as Hamann suggests they should, they can afford to take a more measured and calm approach to the situation.
Continuity is important
While Tottenham’s rivals have made some big signings, there is always the risk that those players are going to take time to bed in.
What Tottenham can benefit from is continuity and having a settled team moving forward, which breeds familiarity and dispels any real need for mass settling in periods in multiple areas of the squad, which can affect consistency and performance.