Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern took a blow to their pride last night after West Ham overturned a 2 goal deficit to reach the quarter finals of the Caraboa Cup.
The Caraboa cup represented Tottenham’s best opportunity to add some silverware to their trophy cabinet during this campaign, and they will be bitterly disappointed to crash out of the competition after leading 2 nil at the interval. Back to back wins at home in the Premier League against Bournemouth and Liverpool had the Spurs fans believing they had put their Wembley hoodoo to rest, but their second-half performance suggests Pochettino’s side still need to adapt to their temporary surroundings. One does get the feeling that Spurs would never have lost this game under the lights at White Hart Lane.
The Spurs contingent on the bar here are hoping that the complacency their side demonstrated in the second half will be firmly stamped out by Pochettino on the training ground, as they prepare to face Manchester United in a mouth-watering fixture at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has completed some fantastic business for the club over the years and has established a reputation as a negotiator who ensures every transfer deal is made in the best financial interests of the club.
With the season well underway, Levy will now be working with Pochettino to identify the areas in which the squad could benefit from improvement in January to ensure the club will challenge for silverware.
In both the past two seasons, Tottenham came agonisngly close to claiming the top prize in English football and everyone involved with the club will be desperate to make it third time lucky this round.
The Tottenham hierarchy should be targeting these three players in January to boost their title bid.