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Big problem: Still 1 issue Daniel Levy & Pochettino didn’t fix for Tottenham during the summer

Big problem: Still 1 issue Daniel Levy & Pochettino didn’t fix for Tottenham during the summer

Spurs have got their season off to the perfect start, garnering six points from a possible six in their opening two fixtures. However, not bringing a single player in during the summer window has left them fragile, and could yet cost them this season.

With victories against Newcastle United and Fulham to kick-start the season, Spurs will be hoping these victories will set the tone for the rest of the season. This is the season the North Londoners surely need to claim their first silverware under Mauricio Pochettino, after being so strong in recent seasons. Last season, Tottenham achieved a third-place finish, and are closing in on establishing themselves as a regular top-four finish club.

While clubs such as Liverpool, West Ham and North London rivals Arsenal strengthened heavily this summer, Poch stood staunchly by his playing staff and trusted in their abilities. This strategy will come with positives for the Argentinian boss. Unlike other sides, the Tottenham squad will not need time to gel, and already have great on-field relationships. Not adding any signings will ensure the squad harmony is not disrupted, and team-spirit has been a big part of the rise of Tottenham Hotspur under the leadership of Mauricio Pochettino.

However, the one obvious issue with the lack of summer spending is, of course, the lack or first-rate striker who could fill in for the deadly Harry Kane, if the England international was to suffer an injury. With Vincent Janssen undergoing minor foot surgery, this leaves just 33-year-old Fernando Llorente to play back-up to Harry Kane for the foreseeable future. Ex-Juventus man Fernando Llorente is simply not the man needed to spearhead an attack to take Tottenham Hotspur to some much-needed silverware.

By not buying a capable back-up striker, the White Hart Lane outfit have left themselves badly exposed and vulnerable, they could easily live to regret their decision.

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