Because of all the excitement surrounding the new stadium, the current situation Tottenham find themselves in has been temporarily forgotten and that must quickly change. It isn’t easy supporting Spurs, is it readers? Always one problem after another, it seems.
Their current form is among the worst in the league and, for a side striving to achieve better things in the future, that simply isn’t acceptable. Indeed, players’ performances have been poor but no such blame can be attached to Mauricio Pochettino, who has the capabilities to take this team far.
So, let’s go further. Every Spurs fan will tell you that this team is towards the end of their cycle after such a long time without true investment, so things need a refresh both internally and externally.
Although the stadium looks amazing and is sure to be spectacular for the fans, it is surely likely to have an adverse effect on the transfer budget this summer. With that in mind, care must be taken when assessing whether any young players can make the step up and play for the first team in an effort to save funds.
One player who has a number of first-team appearances under his belt is Kyle Walker-Peters and that game time must continue.
Walker-Peters, (who is valued at £2.7 million on Transfermarkt) has been reliable when previously called upon and that’s why he was rewarded with a new five-year contract in the first place. Whilst he made three assists in one Premier League game, the 21-year-old has also been strong in every other game he’s featured in as well.
No one can be worse than Kieran Trippier or Serge Aurier, right?
So, for Walker-Peters to still rarely get given a chance in the first team squad is strange quite frankly, especially seeing how inconsistent his positional rivals have been this season.
It’s not hard to imagine that Tottenham will be facing the real possibility of having a small budget to contend with this summer so money must be saved wherever possible. With that in mind, the England under-21 defender is one that Tottenham could rely on and transform into a far better player with the right amount of time on the pitch.
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