- Dec 11, 2015
I definitely think we should have strengthened, and I think the money was available if the right player was available for the right price. What I think happened is that the club couldn't find a deal that was deemed worth it, and a decision was made to save the money and work with what we have. I personally believe we'll bring one player in january, probably central midfield.I must admit I was openly critical of the decision not to invest. As I felt with some injuries and Winks' track record with fitness Spurs were short in midfield.
This is where I felt Spurs needed reinforcements. In fact I still feel that way given Dembele can play maybe one game a week when fit. And Wanyama is emulating Ledley King's knees.
But Sissoko has stepped up, something I certainly did'nt foresee. In fact most of the Spurs fans that post here are equally surprised.
It's a really tricky situation, but I agree that we need some strengthening, something it's not easy to do with our limited resources compared to the player profile we need.
If we look at the spending the last 5 years, never mind the other top 6 clubs. Our spending is miles behind clubs like West Ham, Crystal Palace, Everton and Leicester. I have so much respect for Pochettino and the coaching/scouting staff, but surely this is not sustainable?
edit: if you look at 10 years back you can truly appreciate Sir Alex who managed to keep United at the top without spending anything over a 5 year period.