Tottenham’s issues in front of goal can take a back seat for a few more days but ex Spur Chris Waddle has given an interesting interview with the press outlining his opinion of the current squad. Speaking to the Evening Standard, our former winger claims he is surprised that Andre Villas-Boas isn’t using both Roberto Soldado and Jermain Defoe up front and suggests that if the goals start coming, Tottenham could still be realistic title contenders.
“It’s tricky, because if you give Defoe a start in the Premier League and drop Soldado to the bench, it will hurt his confidence,” Waddle said.
“I think all Soldado needs is a run of goals to get him off the mark, boost his confidence. He cost a lot of money so that could be burdening him slightly, but I think he needs time to adjust to a faster game.
“I’m actually quite surprised that Andre hasn’t started both of them up front together in a 4-4-2 setup, especially at White Hart Lane. When you are the home side, you need goals so I think he should try them out together.”
Chris also goes on to claim that his old club could make a title challenge should those goals start to flow,
“Arsenal are top so they need to be considered and Liverpool, Everton and of course Spurs can beat any of those three on their day,” he added.
“So it is hard to say if they could win when there are so many teams, but I believe Spurs can challenge the top three for the title if they can score a few more and go on a run.”
This is an interesting interview and Waddle also goes on to talk about Erik Lamela and his potential. It’s well worth a read but should AVB take any notice and trial that 4-4-2 combination?