Spurs fans respond to Mauricio Pochettino's admission that he needs another striker

The Tottenham manager touched on the striker hunt between Audi Cup games last week, but the club have already played a Premier League game without an attacking addition.

Tottenham fans have been discussing Mauricio Pochettino's admittance this time last week that the club may well need to make attacking additions before the end of the transfer window.

Speaking after the Audi Cup loss to Real Madrid, a competition where Harry Kane was the club's only recognised striker, Pochettino is quoted in the Mirror as saying: "It's true we have Harry and we maybe need to bring another striker in."

Strange then that the club have been unable to make any significant changes to their attacking roster despite the games that matter already coming at them, going on to draw a blank in their opening Premier League fixture at Old Trafford.

In fact, the 1-0 loss to Manchester United only underlined the absence of attacking options open to the North Londoners.

Like the tournament in Germany, Spurs headed to Manchester with just Harry Kane as a striker option in the 18-man match day squad. Unbelievably, there were no forwards on the bench. No other Premier League club selected just one recognised striker in their opening Premier League match squad.

Now, while Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela may be able to offer something up front, surely they should only be emergency options, not consistent backups with no moves made to strengthen that area of the pitch.

If Spurs were to suffer an injury to Harry Kane, that eternal point that keeps getting made, it could be argued that any good work done in pre-season, and with the entire season to come, gets jeopardised because Spurs haven't adequately prepared for that more than feasible possibility. What would likely happen then is that a player would be rushed through on loan, or an over the odds amounts paid for one of the club's existing targets - maybe even Emmanuel Adebayor would be given a squad number again! So why was there no rush to avoid that possible desperate hunt by signing someone before Saturday - or now into this week, ahead of the weekend match against Stoke?

Here are some supporter opinions following the comments Pochettino made in relation to Tottenham's poor attacking options, and obvious need for another striker:

Ben wrote: 'He knows full-well we need another striker and I'm sure he's been banging that drum with Levy and Baldini all Summer. Unfortunately Levy made it clear after we got Toby that the rest of our business would be done later in the window and from the outside it seems to hinge on us being able to shift Bobby and Ade to free up the wages first. If those two go in the next few days (please let the Ade deal go through!) then I think we'll see another striker arrive in the next ten days. Wouldn't surprise me to see four more arrive yet - would love to see us buy a quality DM, then maybe Yarmolenko, Berahino, and another young, pacey winger / striker like Werner or N'Jie.'

John wrote: 'Certainly need back up if nothing else. I think Spurs only need a good DM and a centre forward to back Kane.'

RhinoNeal111 wrote: 'What is it at Tottenham? Any other position besides Striker Levy will purchase but seems to have a fear of buying strikers. Is it because they usually cost the most money and that old fear creeps in that he has...Opening his wallet. Tottenham have waited so long for a class striker, besides Harry Kane of course, and I think since Berbatov left us due to another of Levy's traits, selling our best players yet still insists on the manager getting top four. You gotta laugh.'

Irnbru wrote: 'Forwards will look at what Kane did last year and think they may not play so why sign for Spurs? We have to shift players to free up squad places for new arrivals! Until we've got new ones on the dotted line, we can't shift the old ones or we may end up with none! That's why the Ade deal is being held up! Now if WBA want £30m what do we do? Pay it for a kid who's had a good 6 month spell??? We'd be mad!! I'd go for Austin, scored goals in a crap team! Direct replacement for Kane! Done it the PL as well. Let's face it top four is out of our reach for the next few seasons so no point putting that pressure on the manager or players. We just have not got the wage bill to buy superstars!!! Wages win things not transfer fees.'

Boris for PM wrote: 'Err... I realise it's only rumour, but apparently Lyon have told Lacazette he can go? That being the case Spurs should make immediate enquiries? Obviously we can't offer CL football, but what's to stop Lord Levy pitching in with a big bid and a knock-out wages package linked to his performance? He fits the current recruitment profile in being 24 years of age and likely his value will only increase assuming he performs reasonably? As the saying goes, "nothing to lose, everything to gain" by just making the enquiry! However... it may mean that MP would need to re-think the formation to either a 4-1-3-2, or slip Kane in behind Lacazette in a 'No.10' type role moving Eriksen out wide? While we're about it, let's get Yarmolenko on board and blow Dortmund away with a proper bid for Sven Bender. If Levy (and Mitchell) could pull off all three of these, I suspect his credibility would rise dramatically in most doubters minds! And, we might even have reasonable a bash at top 4?'

ChrisCP1981 wrote: 'Spurs need 4 players. A striker 2 wide men and a creative central midfielder. We were so poor last season and rarely look like scoring unless erikson and Kane do it'

Garry Rogers wrote: 'I am beginning to realise that Pochettino is not the messiah everyone made him out to be. What other manager would preceed the opening game of the season with two games in Germany with only one recognised striker? Either spurs are nearly bankrupt and cannot afford anyone or he is a gutless yesman afraid to tell LEVY to remove his thumb from his well worn a***hole. To those saying in apology that we are building a new stadium, I would ask whether the club intends to suspend playing meaningful games until it is completed?'

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