Paul Merson doesn’t agree with Mauricio Pochettino

Paul Merson

Paul Merson believes that Tottenham Hotspur need to sign a striker in the January transfer window in order to challenge for the Premier League title this season.

Former Arsenal attacker Paul Merson said on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports News HQ on Saturday afternoon (January 16) that Tottenham Hotspur need to sign a striker in order to challenge for the Premier League title this season.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino was recently quoted as saying by The London Evening Standard that he will not sign a striker for the sake of it.

“It’s not about having one player more or one player less. It’s important that if, in the end, we find the right player who can help us, he will come – but if he doesn’t, it’s not a big worry for me,” said the Argentine.

“I can understand people are concerned that we need one more striker, but we are very confident in following the same direction as the first half of the season.”

When asked on the on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports News HQ on Saturday afternoon (January 16) if he agrees with Pochettino's comments that Tottenham can win the league title without signing another striker, former Arsenal man Merson said: “No, I don’t think so. Harry Kane looked a little bit tired for me the other day. It looks like it’s catching up with him.”

Merson made his comments before Tottenham’s game against Sunderland at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Spurs won the match comfortably enough, getting the better of the Black Cats 4-1 in North London to bounce back from the 1-0 home defeat to Leicester City.

Star striker Harry Kane scored against Sunderland from the penalty spot to take his tally to 12 goals in the Premier League.

An injury to the England international would be a huge blow to Spurs, but the 22-year-old has been fit so far this season and could well remain so until the summer.

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