Positions where Tottenham Hotspur need to improve players and depth

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Tottenham Hand Leicester Game on Foul
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 20: Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur fouls Wesley Fofana of Leicester City leading to a penalty after a VAR check. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) /

Right Fullback is Still a Problem

It seems that Tottenham made zigged a little too quickly on Kierran Trippier given he is still in the England squad playing for Atletico Madrid and Tottenham is still looking for a true replacement. Matt Doherty has not worked this season and given the options on the team and his limitations on the ball, Doherty just does not fit.

Serge Aurier is still a very good back – who has improved the mental side of his game. That said one could argue his foul in the box against Leicester City may have been a turning point for the bad in Spurs season. Aurier has recovered and played well overall but his deal runs out next summer. Add in the fact that Aurier will be gone for most of January and February next year for the African Cup of Nations and suddenly Tottenham needs real cover at the position.

Tottenham have a little youth here

Japhet Tangana has looked okay playing right-back and is really the only player among the center backs who can play right fullback in a back four. That said, it is hard to envision Tanganga, Aurier, and Doherty being the three options heading into next season. Tottenham may have found their long-term star left-back this past summer but the team is still looking for their next star on the right. That said left fullback is still a bit of a problem too.