Alan Shearer delivers honest assessment: This is where Tottenham have failed (not title race)
By Amir Mir
Alan Shearer believes the one area in which Tottenham failed in this season was the transfer market.
Mauricio Pochettino made a number of big signings last summer, including buying Moussa Sissoko for a fee of £30million from then-relegated Newcastle.
Added to that, striker Vincent Janssen also made a big-money switch from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, but the duo have failed to perform this term.
Versatile attacker Sissoko has failed to find the back of the net in all competitions, while Janssen has scored only one goal from open play in the Premier League.
Former England international, Shearer delivered an honest assessment of Spurs’ season and stated where they have failed.
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“I think where Tottenham failed this year was in the transfer market, where their signings in the summer haven’t worked,” Shearer told Coral’s YouTube account.
“But if they can keep the vast majority of their big names together and perform at Wembley, which also could be a problem to them then they have to go that one step further now.”
Pochettino’s side are set to better their third place finish from the previous campaign as one more point will all but seal the runners-up spot.
Spurs are currently seven points behind leaders Chelsea in the table, who will have the title race all but wrapped up if they beat West Brom on Friday night.
On the other hand, Tottenham will be preparing for their final match at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon, with Manchester United set to be their opponents.
The north London club are yet to taste defeat in front of their own fans in all competitions, but they go into that match having suffered a 1-0 defeat away at West Ham last Friday.
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