Charlie Nicholas bemoans Tottenham Hotspur's lack of defensive cover

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Charlie Nicholas is concerned for Tottenham Hotspur's chances if any of their defenders get injured.

Charlie Nicholas has told Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday, which was broadcast on November 21st, that Tottenham Hotspur do not have enough quality cover in defence.

Spurs have one of the best defensive records in the Premier League, having conceded just 11 times in their first 13 matches.

However, Nicholas believes that if any of their starting back-four is ruled out with injury, Spurs could be in trouble.

"They don’t have a lot of depth for me, at full-back or centre-back," he said. 

"The centre-backs are playing really well, and they have a top class goalkeeper, but if the defenders get an injury they are a bit vulnerable."

At left-back, Tottenham are relatively well stocked – with Ben Davies providing good competition for Danny Rose.

The Lilywhites also moved to improve their centre-back options in the summer, by bringing in Kevin Wimmer and Toby Alderweireld.

At the moment Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen appear to be Mauricio Pochettino’s first choice options, but Spurs also have Federico Fazio in reserve.

Tottenham also signed Kieran Trippier to cover for Kyle Walker in the summer transfer window, but Nicholas clearly feels that they are still lacking quality in this area.

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