Jamie Carragher calls for rebuild at Tottenham - ‘They’ve got major problems’

Struggling: Lloris has failed to convince since an impressive World Cup  (Getty Images)
Struggling: Lloris has failed to convince since an impressive World Cup (Getty Images)

Jamie Carragher has called for a major rebuild of Tottenham’s defence.

Spurs were beaten at Manchester City on Thursday as the champions came from behind following quick-fire goals from Dejan Kulusevski and Emerson Royal to continue a miserable run under Antonio Conte.

A series of individual mistakes have cost Spurs in recent weeks and there are serious doubts about the Italian’s long-term future.

Conte’s contract expires at the end of the season and Standard Sport understands the former Chelsea manager wants a significant pay-rise to extend his stay.

Currently five points off the top four places having a played game more than Manchester United and Newcastle, missing out on the Champions League would surely also complicate the future of Harry Kane.

Still, even with such problems, Carragher believes Spurs have far more pressing needs.

Speaking after Thursday’s defeat at the Etihad Stadium, the Sky Sports pundit said: “He’s got those great attacking players, but his goalkeeper and defenders are nowhere near good enough for a Conte team to be successful, and that’s where they’ve got major problems.

Scathing: Carragher believes Tottenham are in need of a major rebuild (Getty Images)
Scathing: Carragher believes Tottenham are in need of a major rebuild (Getty Images)

“The goalkeeper at Tottenham right now, he’s been a good goalkeeper, but he has become a liability, they need a new goalkeeper for next season.

“Antonio Conte is talking about taking them further, getting top four or challenging for big honours.

“They need a new goalkeeper, need two centre-backs and a right wing-back and that’s not to come into the squad, that’s to play.”