Where do Tottenham need to improve this summer in order to have any chance of securing a place in the top four of the Premier League and qualifying for the Champions League…
Tottenham Hotspur underwent a difficult 2013-14 season, finishing in sixth place despite a massive summer transfer spending spree, fueled by the £85m sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood both tried their hand at inspiring the White Hart Lane side, but were both subsequently dismissed by club chairman Daniel Levy.
However, supporters will be optimistic following the appointment of former Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager, with the former Argentine World Cup star known for his brand of exciting, attractive football.
Here is a look at each of the four major positions within the Spurs squad – and where Tottenham do, and don’t need to improve this summer.
GoalkeeperPochettino struck his first masterstroke as Tottenham manager by convincing Hugo Lloris to commit himself to a new five-year contract at the club.
The French international stopper, 27, is one of the highest rated goalkeepers in the world, and had been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane.
In Brad Friedel, Spurs already have a more than suitable backup, although with the American now having past his 43rd birthday, they may wish to look for a young prospect to add competition for the position.
Nottingham Forest’s Karl Darlow has been linked.