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Pundit tells Postecoglou to offload Tottenham trio if he wants to save his job

By Mehdi Gokal -

Former Scotland international Craig Burley has criticised the midfield trio of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Giovani Lo Celso, and Oliver Skipp, suggesting that they could lead to manager Ange Postecoglou’s eventual sacking if they are gotten rid of.

Ange Postecoglou started a very different team against Fulham last night with Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, and Oliver Skipp starting in the midfield instead of Yves Bissouma, Pape Matar Sarr, and James Maddison which has become Ange’s preferred trio.

And Spurs who were undefeated in the first three games under the new manager suffered their first defeat as Fulham won on penalties to knock them out of the League Cup.

Fulham took the lead early in the first half from a Micky van de Ven own goal. Richarlison equalised in the second half and the game went till penalties which Spurs eventually lost.

And the former Scotland international has blamed the ineffective midfield for the loss, claiming that these three could get Ange sacked in the future if he does not get rid of them. He also raised concerns about the quality and depth of the squad.

Speaking on ESPN, Burley said:

“This Tottenham squad isn’t deep enough or good enough. You look at that midfield. Hojbjerg, Skipp and Lo Celso. That’s only going to get you the sack, eventually.

“It just shows you. If something were to happen to Bissouma and Sarr, of course, Bentacur is to come back, who is a good footballer, at least that’s a better quality of player.

“But what came in tonight really isn’t going to cut the mustard. If he doesn’t get them out and get better players in, if it won’t be in this transfer window, then it’s going to be tougher for him.”

Tottenham’s transfer activity in the final days of the transfer window will be crucial as they aim to make necessary changes to the squad.

Both Lo Celso and Hojbjerg have been linked with potential moves away from the club, and the club has a limited time to finalise any transfers before the window closes.

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