Tottenham Hotspur still have time left to improve their attacking options this summer.
Tottenham’s 2-2 draw against Stoke City last weekend demonstrated the lack of attacking cover Mauricio Pochettino has, as Nacer Chadli was nudged up front when the manager was forced to take Harry Kane off.
Spurs didn’t have an alternative striker coming off of the bench, which placed strain over the midfielders in the side to get forward and do a job, as the team went in search of a winner in a game they should have already wrapped up.
Pochettino and the club’s fans will be disappointed with the way the defence imploded but there should be enough talent and consistency in midfield and up front, for Spurs to have a good season over an extended period of time.
Here are some thoughts from Tottenham fans across the site as to what the current issues are with the club’s midfield and attacking options.
Muhoo: Why didn't pooch put dire upfront when Kane went off he seems so adaptable - we someone who control the the game from the middle and see a Forward pass quick
Wills: What we really need now is a real play maker. Erickson needs competition. I'll rather we play Dembele Erickson and Dier in the middle and NJie and Chadli on the sides and Kane up front. Ali Banteleb or Maison can always come in to give energy in the midfield wn needed
C.O.Y.S.: Adebayor should be used, he's getting 100k a week let him work for it simple, Ade on form can score goals
Cyril Malak: I think we missed an opportunity to bring in someone like Dzeko who would have provided real competition to Kane and actually made him better. I am sure a deal could have been done to bring Dzeko in who is a proven striker in the PL
Chris: The heart of the problem is Kane. No above average or vaguely ambitious striker is going to join us in the knowledge they will be on the bench if and when Kane is fit
Enfield Steve: Hernandez is the answer, with Kane in the three behind the one. Despite all this, I cant see Man Utd and Spurs doing business together.
There is plenty of time left in the transfer window if Pochettino wants to make additional attacking signings and hopefully he will be backed to improve his options, which should give Tottenham a better chance of being consistent.