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30th Apr, 2017 | 2:39pm

Stan Collymore: Pochettino must strengthen these two Tottenham areas

By Dominic Toner

Stan Collymore believes that Tottenham need to bring in a playmaker and a new striker in the summer transfer window.

Mauricio Pochettino will surely be looking to improve his squad at the end of the season as he looks to help Spurs establish themselves as a top side in English football.

The north London club are competing with Chelsea for the Premier League title last season and also managed a third-placed finish in the previous campaign.

Pochettino has managed to use attackers such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son and Christian Eriksen to great effect this season.

However, back-up forward Vincent Janssen has struggled to make an impact during his first season in England and Collymore feels Spurs must strengthen their attacking areas.

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“That’s why next season the pressure will really be on for Pochettino, who this summer needs a world-class playmaker in the Eden Hazard mould and a back-up striker to strengthen his hand,” Collymore wrote in the Daily Mirror.

Eriksen is recognised as the main playmaker in the Spurs side and has managed a remarkable 20 assists across all competitions this season.

However, the attacking midfielder is considered to be in the bracket just below Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, who has been mentioned among the world’s best during times of his career.

Spurs have been linked with a move for Real Madrid ace Isco and he could be the sort of creative player to bolster their squad.

Meanwhile, Kane is the only senior striker in the squad and his source of goals are heavily relied upon.

Janssen was purchased last summer to provide competition in attack, but he has managed just six goals across all competitions.

In other Tottenham news, Frank Lampard believes that Harry Kane is a self-made talent.

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