Tottenham break greediness records0
London Tottenham have become the first club of the English Premier League, that didn’t buy a single player in two transfer windows. The Spurs’ latest purchase was Lucas Moura on 31st of January last year.
After the summer transfer window Tottenham remained the only club in the EPL, which didn’t buy a single footballer. When Liverpool and Chelsea broke transfer record for goalkeepers in turns, as well as Arsenal, which bought Leno, Tottenham watched the madness from a side.
Pochettino’s team had started the season actively and even fought for the first place. However, the boxing day and the ensuing second half of the season the true state of affairs. Tottenham lack bench. Dele Alli and Harry Kane’s injuries stunned Pochettino. The same goes for injury of right defender Trippier. Young defenders are incapable of replacing experienced players and 33-year old forward Llorente even harmed the team with a goal to its own net in the match with Fulham.
Whereas the absence of purchases is not the last point of the Spurs’ supporters claims. The team is losing footballers. Thus, Pochettino’s team was left by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou and Mousa Dembele, whom the Argentine manager used for rotation in the midfield.
The intensive and exhausting league of England shows that without a long bench even with good players it cannot be conquered. Liverpool fought for the first place for 29 years and as a result only having spent about 250 million on Fabinho, Alisson, van Dijk, Keita and Shaqiri are truly claiming the championship title with the gap of five points from second place.
After 24 rounds Tottenham are occupying third place and falling behind Liverpool by seven points. The gap is insignificant; however, the Reds more confident and more stable on a distance. Such indicators of the Spurs can also be explained by Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United’s weak game this season, as well as the lack of motivation in Pochettino. The Argentine dreams of working at Real or Manchester United; therefore, it seems that he doesn’t care what will happen with his current team.