Positions where Tottenham Hotspur need to improve players and depth

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Tottenham, Ndombele, Hojbjerg
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 27: Tanguy NDombele of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with teammate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Tottenham Hotspur match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at Molineux on December 27, 2020, in Wolverhampton, England.. (Photo by Carl Recine – Pool/Getty Images) /

Deep Midfield Needs More Depth

Since securing a place in the deeper midfield next to Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Tottenham has seemingly found some balance of power and style in the deep midfield with Tanguy Ndombele. However, the change in play from Højbjerg and Ndombele to Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks is a pretty big drop.

Neither Winks nor Sissoko can bring the power and defensive prowess of Højbjerg, nor can they move the ball forward as dynamically into attack as can Ndombele. What both men rely on is their commitment to their craft and the energy they bring to the pitch. Oliver Skipp should bring that and more next season, but as we have seen this season, a rotation of four players is a must.

Further, Skipp could conceivably still be on loan next season to have the chance to play another 3000+ minutes – only in the Premier League – for the Canaries rather than 1500+ for the Spurs. Further, the clock seems to be ticking on both Winks and Sissoko. However, contracts until 2024 – Winks – and 2023 – Sissoko – and the demands of Daniel Levy may make their exits more difficult than need be.

Ultimately, the jury is still out on if Ndombele is even best deep or further forward, which changes the dynamic of the position even further. Depending on the direction Tottenham goes next season, this position may be a real priority because Spurs need cover and more behind Højbjerg and Ndombele. Speaking of cover and more, that is certainly something Tottenham needs on the right-wing.