2. A stark reminder how important this transfer window is
This could be seen as a positive or a negative. But as I’m in the process of trying to remain eternally optimistic, I’ll interpret it as the former. Conte obviously doesn’t need reminding of how important acquiring reinforcements is to Tottenham’s top four chances.
Nor do Tottenham Hotspur supporters.
Tottenham’s lack of depth has been rudely and cruelly staring us in the face for some time now. If we were in a pub, the cold, unforgiving nature of the piercing stare would probably incite violence.
Reinforcements are needed, and they’re needed faster than the time it takes Arsenal supporters to turn on their own team. Ryan Sessegnon was injured and Sergio Reguilon was missing, probably due to being affected by Covid-19, so the situation on the left side isn’t as desperate as Matt Doherty made it seem.
The need for an accomplished, stable and enterprising left-sided centre back was also reiterated during the abject Tottenham showing. A forward is needed but so too is a more advanced central midfielder.
If you had any intention of forgetting about Tottenham’s need for reinforcements, yesterday’s loss to Chelsea provided a stark reminder. So thanks for that reminder, lads. Hopefully Conte will use the game-day tape, first to slap it across Levy’s face, thereby awakening the grim reaper, and second to show him the indisputable evidence.