Three positions Tottenham absolutely must strengthen in for the Champions League

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Tottenham were convincingly beaten by Borussia Dortmund and need a little more quality to deal with a higher level next season.

Striker

After Tottenham Hotspur's 5-1 aggregate defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League, Mauricio Pochettino admitted the need to improve his team ahead of next season. The north London side look set for a place in next term's Champions League and will need a little more quality in order to deal with superior opponents.

Up front is the very first position they need to strengthen. It's okay pretending a back-up centre-forward isn't needed but, without Harry Kane, Tottenham don't have an attacking threat at centre-forward.

Ideally, a forward with Champions League experience is available (as hard as they are to come by) for Tottenham to possibly surprise European opponents even when Kane is fit.

Central midfielder

Tottenham have a strong core in central midfield and, in the likes of Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier and Dele Alli, Spurs have quality players in the middle of the park.

The likes of Ryan Mason, Tom Carroll and Nabil Bentaleb are nowhere near good enough, however. What Tottenham need here, again, is experience. Another top central midfielder would ensure the north London side are at their best even if one or two are out injured or through fatigue.

Winger

All of Spurs' forwards have contributed going forward this season but the club could still do with one more player out wide (who can perhaps also play at no.10) to boost both quality and squad depth.

Nacer Chadli has had his moments this season - but he's also had some let downs. Heung-Min Son is a worker, while the likes of Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen can be hot and cold. All of those mentioned are still vital to Tottenham, along with Clinton N'Jie and more. But the Champions League brings extra demands.

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