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With the comments recently made by Danny Rose, it not only illustrates the thoughts of an individual but could reflect the thoughts running through the club.
For the second season in a row, Tottenham have finished runners up in the title race and many believe they are a few players away which Rose echoed by saying “As a starting 11 we have one of the best in the league, without a shadow of a doubt, but after that…”
In defence of Daniel Levy, over the years strength in depth hasn’t been a concern for Tottenham since the expectations were so low and going season after season trophyless wasn’t a big deal and finishing second was certainly viewed as an over-achievement.
With Tottenham proving their quality, now more than ever the owner should pour more money into the club but from Rose’s point of view, he is simply not doing that.
The new stadium a current obstacle
A new stadium will certainly set Tottenham up for the future but with fans demanding instant success off the back of arguably their two best seasons in the Premier League, many believe it’ll only take another world class signing so it’s hard to see any other reason why the owner would be so hesitant to splash the cash.
Fans will hope they’re saving out for a marquee signing especially after talks Gareth Bale might be available, which Spurs have a clause in his contract that they can match any bid accepted from an English club by Real Madrid but if it comes to the end of August and the only signing is Ross Barkley, there will certainly be discontent throughout the club.
Danny Rose said, “I’d love to see 2 or 3 and not players you have to Google and say, ‘Who’s that?’ I mean well-known players.”
If the reason for the lack of transfer activity is to allocate funds to pay for the new stadium then nothing the fans say or do will change that plan.
19 ‘home’ games at Wembley stadium may come as a blessing or a curse, far too often has a stadium move negatively affected the home team, West Ham’s recent move, in 2006 when Arsenal moved to the Emirates Stadium they barely finished fourth above Tottenham and went on a nine-year trophy drought.
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Teams will relish going to Wembley stadium which will give them a push while on the other hand, Tottenham have a pretty dire record at Wembley stadium which I’m sure they’re aware of so they’ll be either spurred on or continue the trend.
Between now and the end of the transfer window we’ll surely see a lot of players linked with Spurs.
The Daily Mail have reported that Tottenham are close to sealing their first signing of the summer with Southampton keeper Paulo Gazzaniga. I don’t think these are the sorts of signing the fans want to see, especially when now more than ever is the time to really push the squad and start winning trophies.
Danny Rose isn’t particularly pushing for a move or showcasing his ‘player power’ but he’s simply being ambitious. Footballers have relatively short careers and with that in mind, players have ambition to win the biggest trophies, play with top players, especially when they’re in their primes.
Written by Jonathan Roberts
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