Thursday, February 9, 2023

Tottenham Hotspur Want This Bundesliga Goal Scoring Machine: Why Pochettino Should Go For It

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Tottenham Hotspur had an excellent season in the last term, clinching the second spot in the Premier League table and almost giving current champions Chelsea a run for their money. However, the Spurs succumbed to some late goof-ups in their campaign and had to be happy with the runner up spot for the last term.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are looking to start from where they left in the last season and are preparing their team likewise. The Argentine coach has relied a lot on his star striker and last season’s top scorer Harry Kane for the goals, and he has responded brilliantly, scoring a whopping 29 goals throughout the season in one of the most competitive and intriguing leagues in all of Europe.

However, Pochettino is well aware of the fact that he needs someone as a backup for the meticulous Englishman and is eyeing a number of players, whom he can bring into the side in order to share the burden of goal scoring with Kane in the future seasons.

The Argentine has an option at his disposal in the form of Dutch international Vincent Janssen, who joined from AZ Alkmaar in the last season to stand as a backup for Kane. However, he has not been effective, scoring only two goals for the club and might be offloaded in the summer.

Reportedly, Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing one of the players who is a tried and tested campaigner in the Premier League and has scored a number of goals, mostly as a substitute for Manchester United. The Mexican forward, Javier Hernandez, has been linked with Tottenham for the next season, as they are in pursuit of a good striker this summer.

Hernandez, popularly known by his nickname Chicharito, is a player who had a brilliant season with his current club Bayer Leverkusen in the first season in 2015. He was playing as more of a substitute for Manchester United and was in desperate need of a club who can offer him full time exposure on the pitch. The German outfit was able to do that and had a great season in the one prior to the last one, thanks to some brilliant performance from the Mexican striker.

Last season, though, the German club struggled throughout the season to finish in the top ten and had to be happy with the 12th place in the German Bundesliga league table. The club is now looking to offload the Mexican striker with Tottenham interested in him. So can the Chicarito help Tottenham Hotspur take the next step?

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