Tottenham will be looking to turn a new leave after the international break with manager Mauricio Pochettino under pressure after a run of defeats that has placed their season on the brink. However, with just eight matches gone in the League, it is a bit premature to blow the alarms as Pochettino has shown his tactical acumen over the past five seasons.
One of the major problems that Spurs has faced this season is the lack of depth in the middle of the pack. The signing of Ndombele in the summer was meant to address that but despite making a decent start he has yet to show that star quality.
Pochettino has mixed his options to little effect with chief playmaker Christian Eriksen one foot out of the door after refusing to sign a new contract. Spurs’ current midfield is more of players that are physical with little creativity.
The last time that Spurs had a similar setup was when the likes of Wilson Palacios, Etienne Capoue and others were still at the club. Pochettino changed this with creative minded players and will have to revert back to rescue his season.
This would mean using a midfield trio of Le Celso, Eriksen and Ndombele. or utilizing Harry Winks in a role where he can influence matches. In-addition, the likes of Dele Alli, Son, and Harry Kane need to step up for their manager and produce the gods in front of goal
Pochettino has the advantage that the players trust him and are quality and given time, he can turn things around. Spurs fans still support the Argentine tactician after bringing stability and consistency to the club.
There is a major belief that he is the man to change things around for the club and lead them to their first trophy in over a decade.