Jermaine Jenas has admitted that he is worried about Tottenham Hotspur at present, telling talkSPORT he doesn’t feel Spurs will make the Premier League top four unless they bolster their ranks further.
Tottenham had enjoyed a run of top-four finishes in the past few years but last season they only just scraped into sixth place on the last day, leapfrogging Wolves to quality for the Europa League.
Spurs failed to reach their previously high standards for much of the campaign, which included a change of manager and a crisis up front in wake of injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Although Tottenham have brought Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Hart to N17, the attacking ranks still need bolstering, not to mention the defence, in wake of Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Walker-Peters’ exits.
Former Spurs ace Jenas is concerned that the North Londoners could be left behind in the table again this coming season unless they loosen the purse strings and make some more additions.
“I am worried if I’m totally honest with you,” Jenas told Ray Parlour on talkSPORT. “I don’t see Tottenham getting in the top four as it stands right now.
“I’ve not seen anything in regards to a level of performance that tells me they’re going to break back in.
“The end of the season was positive but it was getting results in not the most beautiful way.
“That’s Jose’s way and I think a lot of Tottenham fans will still take that, because the results are the most important thing.
“But the way I see it right now, they need to bring in at least two or three players and, if they don’t do that, I don’t see how they possibly can get into the top four.”
After years of Champions League qualification – not to mention the run to the final in 2018-19 – and title tilts, Spurs endured a poor season last time out .
Although Europa League qualification was salvaged in the end, Jenas is rightly worried about the state of the team going forward.
Tottenham cannot afford to go another campaign with so little strength in depth up front, while major work needs to be done in defence too – the right-back position is especially in need of bolstering.
While the transfer window doesn’t close until October, it’ll be a tense wait for Spurs fans to see those areas addressed – hopefully it won’t be long before high-calibre reinforcements are brought in.