Jose Mourinho has admitted to defeat with plan A after taking over at Spurs from Mauricio Pochettino. Now plan B must come into play, does it mean we must get ready for more Tottenham transfers?
The Spurs boss has spoken out about the things that have gone against him since returning to the Premier League as a manager of the North London club. Since his arrival, Spurs have endured a rugged time on and off the pitch.
Harry Kane‘s injury when he ushered off the pitch against Southampton has turned worse, forcing the player to have surgery and lose him for a longer period than expected. The next problem, which is more an irritation the club’s trying to get rid of. That irritation is Christian Eriksen and him heading for the exit doors at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The outlet for Jose from the start
As per the manager, there was a certain way he wanted to set up the team. But that all has to change now due to all the “bad luck” the club has experienced in on their way to the January transfer window.
With what the manager has stated boldly in his recent press conference, we now know they have to dive into the transfer market. The worry for Spurs and the fans is if the owner on the same page. The team has been struggling afore the injury to the main man, Kane. It won’t get any better or easier for them without new aid.
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Eriksen out – Fernandes and Piatek in
For an immediate change, they need to cash in on Christian Eriksen now and get something new going in the middle of the park. There is no denying that it will take more than a single transfer (the transfer must be in their price range) to replace a player of Christian’s quality.
His 51 goals and 62 assists in 224 appearances will be hard to replace, however, it can be accomplished with a few signings with different qualities. Firstly, the talks of Gedson Fernandes joining the club is a step in the right direction.
Whether or not Mourinho would be able to get the best out of 21-year-old and coach him to greatness is up for discussion at a later stage. Then there are the transfer links to AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek. This is a must with Kane out.
Another young man at 24 years of age, who has scored 26 goals in the past two seasons. This has to happen in order for them to fight for those Champions League spots up for grabs. But it cannot be done with just those two transfer links.
Things have to improve at the back no matter the formation used by Jose. He and his Spurs side have not kept a clean sheet since their 5-0 hammering over Burnley, which was eight games ago. The approach has been different in his Tottenham term.
Some of his old tricks have to be adopted by the squad, and one or two new players coming in with defensive quality must support his old ways. An interesting watch Spurs will be during this winter window.