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Tottenham should copy England blueprint in attack

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Tottenham should copy England blueprint in attack

Mauricio Pochettino is surely using the current international break to reflect on what he can do at Tottenham to pull them out of a sizeable hole after a poor start to the campaign.

Spurs hit rock bottom before the break with a 3-0 defeat to Brighton in the Premier League and a 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League group stages.

The North London club need a big response when they return to action on 19 October at home to Watford, as they look to improve their ninth-placed position in the league table.

There is no doubt that there has to be improvements in the backline and that means defenders cutting out individual errors for starters.

They now know they will have Paulo Gazzaniga in net for the rest of the calendar year due to Hugo Lloris’ elbow injury and there will be a lot of attention on the defence.

But on the flip side manager Pochettino should not be happy about his side offensively too and he should look at a personnel change.

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Spurs should try copy the blueprint of England’s national team, who have been transformed into a top side by popular boss Gareth Southgate.

The Three Lions use Harry Kane as their central figure in attack, with skilful wingers flanking him either side providing plenty of pace and trickery.


Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford are the kind of England wide men that have helped from a brilliant front three at times under Southgate.

Pochettino should take a look at England’s success with that system and contemplate introducing a front three after the break to his team.

With Kane the obvious central striker, Spurs should try bringing in duo Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura as wingers either side of him.

That combination would strike fear into opponents on the teamsheet and remarkably the three attackers have only started one game together all season across all competitions.

Spurs did lose that match 1-0 to Newcastle United as they suffered a major off day, but that’s no excuse to bin the idea altogether and it’s one that should return against Watford.

The likes of Dele Alli and Erik Lamela can struggle when drifting in from wide positions, but the duo of Son and Moura would provide the perfect width in attack alongside talisman Kane.

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