Tottenham’s hopes of winning their first Premier League title suffered a substantial blow at the weekend.
Spurs were beaten 2-1 by Burnley in a game that could have piled the pressure on Manchester City and Liverpool.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side were second best for large parts of the Turf Moor clash, with Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood sealing a vital win for Sean Dyche’s team.
The performance highlighted where Spurs must improve during the summer.
Pochettino lined-up with Juan Foyth, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen as a back three and it proved a chink in Spurs’ armor.
It basically reiterated to the club that they must land a top-class central defender during the summer transfer window.
Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt looks set to be a man in demand.
Spurs should be doing everything they can to land him.
He would be worth every penny to Spurs.
Despite his tender years he has already made 99 appearances for the Dutch giants and is no stranger to playing in a top European side.
De Ligt is composed in possession, strong in the tackle and reads the game like a man who has been playing for ten years.
If Pochettino is serious about winning silverware with Spurs then the youngster will be his number one target.