Positions where Tottenham Hotspur need to improve players and depth

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 07: Sergio Reguilon of Tottenham Hotspur attempts an overhead kick to clear the ball during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on March 07, 2021, in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) /

Left Fullback Still needs cover

There is no doubting that Sergio Reguilón can be a star in the Premier League. His intensity combined with his flair makes for a terrific left fullback. However, that relentless style comes at a cost as we have seen with Reguilón missing more than a handful of matches with injury this season. The six-plus weeks he missed in early 2021 hurt the team particularly badly as it left just too much of a burden on Ben Davies.

Like Reguilón, Davies plays with everything he has and like Reguilón, Davies also gets hurt his fair share. For not the first time this season, when Tottenham plays on Sunday, it is likely that both Ben Davies and Sergio Reguilón are unavailable for Tottenham. The last time this happened, Matt Doherty got the start, which was not a great move. Davies is still only 27 and is signed to 2024 and has the flexibility to play inside or out. That said, Spurs need some more help here.

Help may exist in the club or on the books

There are two distinct internal possibilities for Tottenham to provide the future at this position but how true remains unclear. Dennis Cirkin is an 18-year-old academy player who has made the bench a couple of times this season but has yet to get the call. More likely for competition would be Ryan Sessegnon.

Seemingly around forever but still only 20-years-old, Sessegnon has featured 21 times this season for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga earning 1300+ minutes thus far. Compared to the 3300+ minutes Oliver Skipp has seen at Norwich, Sessegnon’s loan seems decent at best. If he is not ready to contribute to Hoffenheim week-in and week-out, how will he do it in the Premier League for Spurs? The need definitely still exists and despite Skipp’s fantastic loan needs still exists in the midfield.