Mauricio Pochettino explains why Tottenham need to sign another striker

Tottenham are still in the market for another striker.

Tottenham have been linked with making a move for another striker before the transfer window closes, and Mauricio Pochettino has told the Independent why he wants to bring in another forward.

Pochettino said: “I think we need one more striker to be sure for different games, sometimes to play together. This season we can play in two different options, two different systems. We worked very hard in the pre-season to improve, because we need to play in different [ways]. Like we played against Stoke, with two strikers, Nacer Chadli and Harry Kane.”

With Harry Kane the only senior striker in his ranks, Pochettino is looking to bring another out-and-out forward in to ensure he can alternate from his 4-2-3-1 system when needed.

The Argentine boss references the tie with Stoke last weekend, when he utilised Nacer Chadli in a more offensive role than the usual wide-forward position he plays in.

Clinton N’Jie has also arrived at the club this summer, but similarly to Chadli, he is predominately a wide player who can double up as a striker if needed.

Spurs have no natural partner for Kane if Pochettino wants to alternate his side’s tactical set-up into a more classic 4-4-2 system, and he is looking for a partner for Kane so as to ensure he is not restricted to simply playing a lone forward for the entire campaign.

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