Tottenham Hotspur Message Board
Goalkeeper - Friedel will do another season but we do need quality back up and long term replacement..
Back Four - sorted although I would prefer someone more enthusiastic at LB
Midfield - assuming Modric goes - I would like to see another option to cover Bale and/or Lennon but other than that it ai'nt TOO bad. Hudd was slow enough when he was...... ahem!!! - fit.....but now...... God help us.
Strikers - worried. Only Defoe signed and we are in danger of missing out of the big names due to no CL football. Hopefully having AVB might help in that sense (lets face it Arry on his own would not have had any international pull in that regard would he) but we need to get someone (or two) in FAST.
My main concern is the shape and balance of the side. My biggest concern with Arry was that he didn't always get it right often playing players out of position or asking them to do things that were not natural. The back 4 and holding MF's are looking good. Its the way in which the strikers (whoever they are) are supported that needs sorting. Only IMO obviously!
Really good news. I've liked what I have seen of Vertongen for last two season's, and if he can adapt to the more physical side off the PL then I think he is just what we need. Like you, I would like to see Redmond as cover for lennon, and if we get a new LB, I think BAE could surprise some and be a good cover for Bale as LW. Agree with Friedel, did well for us last season and his experience made up for a natural lack of mobility considering his age, so another keeper to come in as no1 is needed imo.. Strikers needed obviously, but who? still dream of Falcao and Llorente, and who know's AVB was Falcao's manager at Porto, so hope springs eternal.