Why Tottenham Hotspur will regret not signing Elseid Hysaj
Tottenham fought hard for a 2-2 draw with Manchester City this weekend and suffice to say, the Londoners put up a strong fight with whatever they had.
Momentum plays a key role in most title races. One area that they looked weak in was the right-back department.
Spurs, under Pochettino, have always emphasized on attacking with the full-backs with Kyle Walker in the past and Kieran Trippier more recently.
One could sense that Trippier’s lack of creativity is a problem and Kyle Walker-Peters doesn’t offer the attacking instincts or the defensive soundness that’s required of a full-back in a system that depends heavily on them.
One player that Spurs were linked with and would have provided a lot more balance was Elseid Hysaj of Napoli. The 25-year-old is heading into his prime and the Albanian international, who was fantastic for Napoli under Maurizio Sarri would’ve been a fantastic option for them.
He’s very sound defensively and was afforded the room to move forward under Maurizio Sarri, even though he was the less adventurous full-back. He made 35 appearances last season and registered two assists but is likely to improve that in a side with as much attacking intent as Spurs.
Kyle Walker wasn’t as dangerous a full-back before Mauricio Pochettino helped him realize his abilities at a similar age and the same can be said of Kieran Trippier, who got his big break far later. Spurs might end up regretting not signing a right-back as there’s not a lot to suggest that Kyle Walker-Peters can be that player for them.
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Mauricio Pochettino has made this Spurs side one of the top sides in Europe over the last couple of years but has found it hard to top that with some silverware.
He’s got another year in the Champions League and a shot at the Premier League and if it doesn’t happen this season, it might not happen for him again.