Three Things Tottenham Need To Do, To Secure A Champions League Berth

Tim Sherwood
Tim Sherwood

Come this New Year, Spurs find themselves three points behind the treasured Champions League spot, but the talking point remains of Andre Villas Boas’ unceremonious sacking at White Hart lane. Whether or not Spurs will finish in the Champions League places still remains to be seen, but Sunday’s 3-0 win over Stoke City will surely be a bright silver lining at the end of a tumultuous year in north London. The new head coach in the guise of Tim Sherwood has vowed to restore the killing instinct in the team and his short tenure has been met with widespread restoration of belief. The lack of directness and penetration which was visible under AVB has suddenly disappeared as the team is playing under more confidence and expressiveness albeit a subtle change of style.

No, Sherwood hasn’t worked his magic wand as of yet with cracks still visible in the Tottenham side, but recent performances will only fuel that change has been granted and that too in the right direction. It’s no doubt that Spurs will have to get with tougher tests than Stoke, starting with new year’s day trip to Old Trafford, but the exuberance and change in approach will augur well for a side who haven’t quite lived up to their expectations this campaign. Today we here at Soccersouls have decided to provide our readers with a unique piece regarding how Tottenham can reassert their Champions League aspirations and if not, a place higher than expected.

 Play two strikers, Adebayor remains an integral part of squad:

Adebayor
Adebayor

Emanuel Adebayor’s return from the wilderness has suddenly gone well with the fans. The much forgotten Togolese had an instant impact since Sherwood took over, scoring a brace in his team’s impressive 3-2 win over Southampton a couple of game weeks ago at St’ Mary’s. Consider Sunday’s affair against Stoke when Adebayor tried to curl in from an audacious scissors kick which enabled the home side to win the penalty, only for Soldado to score from the spot. The ex Valencia man will also thrive playing with a striker alongside him, making space and dropping into pockets whenever required. Whether or not Sherwood will look for a striker in the January Transfer Window still remains to be seen, Adebayor’s presence in the starting eleven might not be a bad idea after all if a deal fails to materialise in the winter transfer window.

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