Paul Merson was one of the critics of Tottenham Hotspur regarding their top-four aspirations, referring to the squad as a one-man team. The English football pundit Paul Merson stated that Harry Kane is what drives the team.
However, Spurs showed against Aston Villa that they’re more than Kane and ten other players. Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Darren Bent praised manager Antonio Conte for how he has the attack playing following the performances of Dejan Kulusevski and Son Heung-min.
“The way Kane has developed his game, the quality of his passing, Kulusevski and Son are like the red arrows. Running in behind, and not only is the ball coming, but it’s coming with quality,” Bent said, per Football.London.
“It’s what has helped Spurs out a lot this season. I think because the team is playing well and goals are coming from elsewhere in the team, Harry Kane is good enough to know he’ll get his goals eventually; he’s so intelligent and can finish with both feet, but it’s okay. Harry Kane, with his quality, will score goals no matter what.”
Son provided a hat-trick; meanwhile, the Sweden international added a goal and an assist at Villa Park. Kane didn’t appear on the goal sheet but did two assists and four key passes.
Tottenham will hope their attack can continue in this form as they host Brighton & Hove Albion next weekend in north London. In addition, Spurs hope that they can hold onto their current lead in fourth place over their rivals Arsenal ahead of their matchup on May 12th.
Trouble is “the board” basically comprises of the bald.
Build a squad ..dont be sell when some players are at their peak ..re invest ..keep churning and there maybe permanent progress…let’s hope everyone is on board ..especially the board.
Do you think seriously finishing the 4th place is making a new club history? and we are on the brink, I think you having a laugh mate. 1st party of your question I think you addressing the wrong crowd, since when Spurs fans not supported the team? the question is and always has been, if your Baldy friend the genius Levy will ever back any manager in this club to win a trophy? history and facts shows that is not and was not the case so far. Conte is the last manager asking that question, do you have an answer with all due respect.cheers.
Lets hope it does happen in the next 5 years, because if it doesn’t with Conte at the helm, then I’m not sure when it will. I admire your confidence.
Your point[s] are totally valid and i hope that the owners are hearing you .
What I must say though is , Spurs fan for all of my 66 years [ [just missed the Blanchflower , Greaves , Mackay’s in their prime ] we seem to believe that we are a club that expects success and occasionally [especially these last 20 years] we obtain.
The new stadium brought to me the idea that we as a club had new expectation/belief that – at last – glory was within us .
If it doesn’t happen in the next 5 years , tell me how can we climb this mountain again. This is our time right now , the best player in the world , the best stadium , probably as good a manager we can ever hope to employ and a set of fans that have been starved of success .
A break through at some stage is on the cards and , in my time , I see this as our most important era. It CAN AND WILL BE ACHIEVED ========= c o y s !!!!!!!!!!!
Judge most of us here do support the lads, we just can’t stand the ownership that’s all. So bang your tired old drum all you like, we still need a squad capable of challenging for trophies.
A great first 11 might get top 4, but without a decent bench we won’t win anything which is why Poch failed. Successful teams have rotation and that’s how they win things at the back end of the season – a time when our first 11 are shattered and suffering injuries through lack of rotation. Given European football midweek that becomes even more of a problem.
So unless we’re going to continue this endless cycle of entertaining people with the best front 2 in the land, and getting top 4 but winning nothing, our owners need to invest in a squad, especially important as from next season there will be 5 subs allowed.
Lets see if Conte can win trophies with just a good first 11…
DO WE FINALLY HAVE BELIEVERS ???
This team is 2 or 3 players from being genuine contenders for ANY competition . Our squad is 5 or 6 overall short of absolute ideal , but I’m sure Conte is working on it !!
Can we now get on with supporting our lads , they are currently producing some outstanding results from exactly the same personel we had before the pre Xmas meltdown and beyond .
Dont you think that every other set of fans [ poss save City & Liverpool] in this country would love to have their team playing like this .
I fervently believe we will get 4th and that this team/squad [ with the additions ] will make a new club history , we are ‘on the brink’ – C O Y S !!
Paul Merson is a walking, talking sewerage farm.