Ange Postecoglou’s pre-match press conference ahead of our important game against Nottingham Forest this evening was a little briefer than normal, reflecting the fact that Tottenham are somewhat of a wait-and-see situation concerning injuries, with very little having changed since the last time the gaffer spoke to the media.
One key point Angelos made was that Spurs need to continue to look at the backline. Postecoglou told the press that Tottenham needed to sign another centre-back as, at the moment, the club was on tenterhooks. The absence of Romero hurt us, and Micky Van de Ven’s continued injury is also a massive negative.
David Ornstein, held an hour-long ‘Ask me anything’ style Q&A on The Athletic, in which the burden of absences at Spurs is set to be amplified with the impending Asian Cup and the AFCON tournaments.
Shy of naming names. the respected journalist told one inquirer:
Centre-back is the priority… and then potentially an attacker.
This suggests that Ange’s comments are perhaps part of a broader piece of joined-up thinking within the club, as opposed to something the Aussie just threw out in conversation.
If it were the case that Levy was to be serious about, then looking at another attacker, this would be welcome news indeed.
As great as it was to see Richarlison get a brace against an underwhelming Newcastle United side last time out, an additional goalscorer would go a long way to preparing Spurs for next season when hopefully European football in back on the agenda.