Danny Murphy describes decision by Pochettino as disappointing

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Former Tottenham Hotspur player Danny Murphy wasn't pleased with a decision from Mauricio Pochettino last weekend.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy told talkSPORT the decision from Mauricio Pochettino, he feels some Spurs fans will be disappointed by.

Spurs squandered a 2-0 lead against Stoke last weekend, as they only secured a point in a match they should have won, following a defeat against Manchester United in their first game of the Premier League season.

Murphy suggested it was strange that Pochettino didn’t have any form of striker coming off of the bench when he made the decision to take Harry Kane off.

“The disappointing thing I think for Spurs fans was when he took Harry Kane off. He could have had a knock or been a bit tired from the bits I saw, he was contributing quite well in the game, with some great passes – They didn’t replace him with a striker, it was a strange one,” he told talkSPORT.

A familiar problem for Tottenham

Regardless of the recent deal for Clinton Njie, it’s arguable that Tottenham still need another striker and more attacking support in their squad.

The fact Nacer Chadli has to convert into a striker when Kane went off against Stoke should have set alarm bells ringing in the mind of the manager and the club’s board.

It would be very surprising if Pochettino is content to settle for a season based around Kane under immense pressure and Njie, just making his way in the game.

While Tottenham have the resources in place, he’s got to be aggressive over the last two weeks of the transfer window, to make sure Spurs give themselves every chance of improving on last season.

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