Stickied Spurs Finally need to face facts and Address the Kane Conundrum

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The run in to the end of the 2019/20 season is crucial for all clubs but there is, perhaps, a greater spotlight on Tottenham Hotspur than anyone else. Fans have come to expect Champions League football but it’s looking increasingly likely that the club will have to settle for a Europa League slot at best.


Tottenham will continue to battle for that final UCL place, but a lack of positive transfer dealing may be set to condemn Jose Mourinho’s men to Europe’s secondary club competition.

What Next?

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Nobody will rule Spurs out until it’s mathematically impossible to qualify for the Champions League - but it’s starting to look ominous. If we take a look at the Premier League betting markets from bet365, Mourinho’s men are fifth favourites behind Chelsea to finish inside the top four, which looks to be a fair assessment.


If they don’t make it, many questions will be asked: will Jose stay and, more importantly, will the club be able to attract the kind of players who are happy to tackle the Europa League, which comes without the glamour of sending teams to the far-flung corners of the continent?

Key Failures

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We’ll disregard the issues concerning Manchester City and assume that, for now, Tottenham have to finish inside the top four. If they fail, it’s clear that the blame is going to lie firmly at the door of Chairman Daniel Levy.


Admittedly, injuries can happen at any time and luck can play a big part but, with Harry Kane, absences are starting to become a regular occurrence. Assuming the England captain doesn’t return this season, he will have missed 28 out of a possible 76 league games across the previous two campaigns.


Talking of luck, Tottenham’s ran out in February as Son Heung-Min went down with a long term injury of his own. The South Korean had scored six in five games when he suffered that blow against Aston Villa and, while this is unfortunate, the problem is one that should have been avoided.

Reluctance


If Tottenham are to challenge the clubs above them and finally bring silverware to the new White Hart Lane for the first time since 2008, they simply must find the adequate back up for Harry Kane. Perhaps, more importantly, Jose Mourinho needs to find a formation where two genuine strikers can play effectively together.


It’s been tried before: Tottenham have tried to harness Kane with Vincent Janssen and also Fernando Llorente, but to little effect. A long-running concern is the justifiable theory that a high-quality striker will not want to sit on the bench and wait for Harry Kane to get injured.


Tottenham have a promising young goal scorer in their reserve ranks but Mourinho has said that 18-year-old Troy Parrott simply isn’t ready. In the meantime, talk of false number nines is all that fans have, and that’s not exactly inspiring.


It’s not an ideal situation in North London and patience is running out on a key issue that continues to hold Tottenham back.

 

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The run in to the end of the 2019/20 season is crucial for all clubs but there is, perhaps, a greater spotlight on Tottenham Hotspur than anyone else. Fans have come to expect Champions League football but it’s looking increasingly likely that the club will have to settle for a Europa League slot at best.


Tottenham will continue to battle for that final UCL place, but a lack of positive transfer dealing may be set to condemn Jose Mourinho’s men to Europe’s secondary club competition.

What Next?

8946068299_35ded79d47.jpg



"Jose-Mourinho-1865363" (CC BY-NC 2.0) by In Mou We Trust


Nobody will rule Spurs out until it’s mathematically impossible to qualify for the Champions League - but it’s starting to look ominous. If we take a look at the Premier League betting markets from bet365, Mourinho’s men are fifth favourites behind Chelsea to finish inside the top four, which looks to be a fair assessment.


If they don’t make it, many questions will be asked: will Jose stay and, more importantly, will the club be able to attract the kind of players who are happy to tackle the Europa League, which comes without the glamour of sending teams to the far-flung corners of the continent?

Key Failures

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"Daniel Levy" (CC BY 2.0) by Doha Stadium Plu


We’ll disregard the issues concerning Manchester City and assume that, for now, Tottenham have to finish inside the top four. If they fail, it’s clear that the blame is going to lie firmly at the door of Chairman Daniel Levy.


Admittedly, injuries can happen at any time and luck can play a big part but, with Harry Kane, absences are starting to become a regular occurrence. Assuming the England captain doesn’t return this season, he will have missed 28 out of a possible 76 league games across the previous two campaigns.


Talking of luck, Tottenham’s ran out in February as Son Heung-Min went down with a long term injury of his own. The South Korean had scored six in five games when he suffered that blow against Aston Villa and, while this is unfortunate, the problem is one that should have been avoided.

Reluctance


If Tottenham are to challenge the clubs above them and finally bring silverware to the new White Hart Lane for the first time since 2008, they simply must find the adequate back up for Harry Kane. Perhaps, more importantly, Jose Mourinho needs to find a formation where two genuine strikers can play effectively together.


It’s been tried before: Tottenham have tried to harness Kane with Vincent Janssen and also Fernando Llorente, but to little effect. A long-running concern is the justifiable theory that a high-quality striker will not want to sit on the bench and wait for Harry Kane to get injured.


Tottenham have a promising young goal scorer in their reserve ranks but Mourinho has said that 18-year-old Troy Parrott simply isn’t ready. In the meantime, talk of false number nines is all that fans have, and that’s not exactly inspiring.


It’s not an ideal situation in North London and patience is running out on a key issue that continues to hold Tottenham back.

I've been saying for nearly a year that Spurs should sell Kane. Cash in before he loses it.
 

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I can see no reason to sell Kane..Harry Kane has been doing fantastic since the beginning of the season he has been scoring since the last 3 games they played and have assisted 2 goals..his combo with son is the craaaaazzziiiieeeeZssssstttttt..if you kno what I mean
 

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They are more if building the team on Kane which has help Kane improve personally and most time the team always have positive result
 

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if I was Levy I'd rather replace Mourinho than Kane.
 

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Unless Spurs make a stellar appointment Lane will be off this summer.

Could he replace Aguero at Man City? If not it must be PSG/Real.
 

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The close season last season with all the talk of going to City clearly unsettled him because he had a dire start to this season. I'd prefer to sell him rather than that happening again.
 

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Oh it feels good to be a Spurs supporter this morning.
 

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Tottenham agree deals for Richarlison and Lenglet​

Richarlison is set to undergo his medical in Brazil after Tottenham agreed a £60m deal with Everton while an agreement is also in place to sign Clement Lenglet

Can't believe £60mill, £35mill at best.
 

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I was glad to see this and I am also reading for a long time. I like this news and also Kane Conundrum is also very good in any aspect if you look in detail.
 

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