Thursday, December 9

Tottenham’s defeat at Vitesse shows the club needs business in January

Tottenham's loss to Vitesse highlights areas Spurs need to strengthen in January

Shock loss along the Rhine

Tottenham’s relaxing stroll down the Rhine was not meant to be tonight, after the Spurs’ trip to the Dutch city of Arnhem resulted in a 1-0 loss to SBV Vitesse de la Eredivisie in the GelreDome.

Former Germany U-20 international left-back Maximilian Wittek scored the only goal of the match, putting Fast a goal in favor with only 12 minutes to the end of the second half.

The goal would be enough for Thomas Letsch’s side, as Nuno Espírito Santo’s Tottenham fell to third place in Group G after the Portuguese coach lined up a second matchday of Matchday XI for the European tie.

But the reality remains that even though a reserve team was deployed, there was more than enough quality for Tottenham to find a result with players like Steven Bergwijn, Harry Winks, Giovani Lo Celso, Dele thereand Bryan Gil, all on the team at kick-off.

Alli was singled out for strong criticism as a result of the result, with the London Football correspondent Tottenham Alasdair Gold stating “The most dazzling of them all will have been Dele Alli, who was hardly noticed on the field in Arnhem so small was his contribution on a night when other younger players were watching him. This was a night when challenges were put on the doorstep of Alli and others and they came eagerly. “Note: the full article can be found here.

Team needs confirmed after Tottenham defeat

Fan frustration has reared its ugly head in the direction of Espírito Santo in the wake of such a disappointing loss, while Tottenham fans have called for the January sale of Dele Alli and Harry Winks.

But more than the desire to fire underperforming players should be the highlighting of the absolute need for Tottenham to dive into the transfer market in January to resolve what currently plagues them in two key positions.

Yes, Harry Kane is still on the Spurs books and whether or not he remains beyond this season is irrelevant given the fact that Tottenham does not have a suitable No. 2 forward under the NES let alone answer the question of how they can replace him. in case it does. march from north London.

Tottenham's loss to Vitesse highlights areas Spurs need to strengthen in January

NAPLES, CAMPANIA, ITALY – 2020/01/18: Fiorentina’s Serbian forward Dusan Vlahovic celebrates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match SSC Napoli vs Fiorentina ACF.
Fiorentina won 2-0. (Photo by Salvatore Laporta / KONTROLAB / LightRocket via Getty Images)

Persistent links of interest with Fiorentina Dusan Vlahović It at least shows intention on the part of the club, but it also highlights how difficult it is to find a player willing to play a supporting role behind a forward who cannot be lost unless he is rested to recover or deal with injury.

Even more important, the lack of a truly creative player in the middle came home to pose tonight for Tottenham in another position where depth is more than lacking.

The harsh truth is that without the depth needed to tackle a two-front campaign both at home and on the continent, Tottenham may have a very decent first-choice XI, but no quality behind the key figures, neither of them. fronts can be brought to success.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea Football Club 8 13 19
2 Liverpool FC 8 sixteen 18
3 Manchester city 8 13 17
4 Brighton and Hove Albion 8 3 fifteen
5 Tottenham Hotspur 8 -3 fifteen
6 United manchester 8 6 14
7 West Ham United 8 5 14
8 Everton FC 8 4 14
9 Brentford fc 8 3 12
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 0 12
eleven Leicester City 8 -1 eleven
12 Arsenal FC 8 -5 eleven
13 Aston Villa 8 0 10
14 crystal Palace 8 -3 8
fifteen Southampton FC 8 -4 7
sixteen Watford FC 8 -8 7
17 Leeds United 8 -8 6
18 FC Burnley 8 -8 3
19 Newcastle united 8 -9 3
twenty Norwich city 8 -14 2
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 7
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno United manchester 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton and Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismael Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason United manchester 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma said West Ham United 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano United manchester 3
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea Football Club 3
Wilson, Callum Newcastle united 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3

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