Tottenham may not have landed Saido Berahino on transfer deadline day, but the White Hart Lane faithful can console themselves with the addition of two exciting attacking players in the form of Son Heung-min and Clinton N’jie this summer.
Spurs have had issues in wide areas over the last number of seasons, with no real width in the team’s attack proving a burden and meaning the team’s play can be congested centrally at times.
The right of midfield has also been a problem position, with neither Andros Townsend not Erik Lamela fully convincing the White Hart Lane faithful of their worth.
As such, with the two new players in mind, what is the best format for attacking success for Mauricio Pochettino?
The first area to address is that fact that with Berahino not joining, Harry Kane is likely to play the lion’s share, if not all of Spurs games, as the lone striker.
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There could be potential scope for introducing a youngster or playing a player out of position as a back-up; the option to bring Emmanuel Adebayor back from the wilderness is still there also.
Secondly, the addition of two players capable of operating from wide should mean the reintroduction of Christian Eriksen into the number ten role.
The former Ajax man has been shunted out to the left flank on more occasions than most of the Spurs fans would care to see, and should now be free to play his best position, in the hole behind Kane, going forward.
Son is an exciting addition, with the South Korean showing over the years that he can both score and create goals in German football.
The Asian superstar is versatile enough to play in a number of different positions, but he was utilised more often than not on the left flank by former club Bayer Leverkusen.
If this option is retained by Pochettino, it could well mean the shifting of Nacer Chadli to the right of midfield.
The Belgian is right footed so this should not pose a problem, but the likelihood that Chadli and Son will fill the wide roles looks high.
N’jie is something of a wildcard addition as he only started 15 Ligue 1 games last season for Lyon and as such must still be deemed as a raw talent.
One thing that the Cameroonian does offer however is blistering pace, which would surely be a real asset on the right if the African star is given the nod.
Spurs have not had a winger that stays wide since the days of Aaron Lennon and some of the club’s fans will call for N’jie to be introduced to give the team an out ball and deliver from the byline.
Dele Alli’s early days at the club have been highly impressive, while Alex Pritchard is raring to go after an impressive campaign in the Championship in 2014-15.
As such, Pochettino may not have many options in the striker role, but has a selection headache in picking just who to pick in the three attacking midfield berths.