Darren Anderton: Tottenham will struggle to finish in top four

Spurs legend Darren Anderton says Tottenham haven't strengthened enough to finish in top four

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles

Tottenham Hotspur will find it difficult to break into the top four this season, admits Darren Anderton.

Spurs have signed Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer from Cologne and Burnley full-back Kieran Tripper in what has been a quiet summer transfer window at White Hart Lane.

In all reality, you’d have to say the top four will be Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City

Darren Anderton

Meanwhile, Tottenham’s rivals for a top-four finish Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have all made significant improvements to their squads.

And former England winger Anderton reckons Mauricio Pochettino’s side aren’t well-placed to launch a challenge for the Champions League spots.

“It will be really tough this year because the other teams have strengthened. What Manchester United and Chelsea are doing, Arsenal maybe not so much. It is going to be really tough,” Anderton told The Sport Review, speaking at a Play With A Legend event.

“Tottenham were a long way off last year. They really needed to strengthen in quite a big way.”

Anderton added that Pochettino needs to sign a striker to help PFA young player of the year Harry Kane with the workload up front this term.

“Maybe we will bring in another centre-forward before the start of the season,” he continued. “That would be nice – that depends on getting players out first.

“In all reality, you’d have to say the top four will be Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.”

Tottenham start their Premier League campaign with a clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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