Former Tottenham goalie Brad Friedel offers his opinion on how his old team may develop and win the Premier League title at the end of the season as part of the Tottenham transfer news.
Brad Friedel, a former goalie for Tottenham, has identified the two areas he thinks Ange Postecoglou needs to strengthen during the January transfer window if they intend to continue challenging for the Premier League championship.
With 20 points from their first eight league games and a 90-minute winless streak, Spurs have had their best start to a season since 1961. The only blemish on their record thus far this season is an early Carabao Cup elimination to Fulham on penalties, but this will only strengthen their will to have a great league finish.
As a result of its star Harry Kane’s shocking departure late in the summer, the club was understandably written off by many ahead of the season. They have, however, been a pleasant surprise that has swept the top flight off its feet, in large part because of Heung-min Son.
The South Korean, who has been praised for his years-long collaboration with Kane, is now working solely as a striker for Spurs under Postecoglou’s method.Even though Richarlison has scored a few goals of his own, the team lacks depth at this position because summer acquisition Brennan Johnson is presently sidelined with an injury.
Friedel, a former goalkeeper, now says that’s one of the only areas they can genuinely improve before they have a realistic chance of competing with teams like Manchester City and Arsenal, their rivals in North London, and winning the title.
They still need a few goals from someone else up front, according to Friedel. They already have it in the squad if they can convince Richarlison to start doing that. The FA Cup begins around Christmas, and with so many difficult games to recover from, you may not always be at your best. In those situations, all you need is a goalscorer.
“When you think about the finest teams in history, they all had a player to carry them through those challenging games. Son is scoring, which is fantastic for them, but I believe they need another forward.
Then, if you’re considering the depth and rotation of the group, perhaps another center-back. Although Van de Ven and Romero are playing really well, you’ll need someone who is almost as good in case of injuries.