Etherington suggests what Pochettino needs to try and create at Tottenham

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Former Tottenham Hotspur player Matt Etherington feels Mauricio Pochettino needs to work hard to create greater squad competition.

Former Tottenham Hotspur winger Matty Etherington told talkSPORT that he feels Mauricio Pohettino needs to improve the competition for places at White Hart Lane.

Etherington has suggested that Harry Kane looked sharp last weekend in the Tottenham attack against Manchester United, but feels he needs some competition up front next to him.

Tottenham fell to a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford thanks to an own goal from Kyle Walker, but they controlled long spells of the match.

“They need competition for places there definitely because if Harry Kane gets injured then they’re in real trouble. Harry Kane, I thought he looked really good against Manchester United and really sharp,” he told talkSPORT.

“Berahino is the one for me. He played out on the wing for the final half an hour (against Manchester City) – With West Brom getting that new striker in, that may be because they think he’s going to be on the move.”

Competition will be healthy for Kane

Squad competition for Harry Kane will be healthy and it should bring the best out of him as it’s something he’s not really had in the past 12 months.

It will keep him on his toes and prevent any notion of him becoming complacent in terms of his position as the club’s most important striker.

It should also help to increase the intensity in training sessions, which is one of the ways that Kane can work on becoming a better and more complete striker.

If he can thrive in situations where he is challenged and encouraged by his strike partners, it will improve his intensity and impact in big games for the club.

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