At the start of the 2019-20 season, Eriksen had made it clear he had no plans to sign a new deal at Spurs amid interest from Real Madrid, and later said he wanted to ‘try something new’.
And now Tottenham, tipped by many (including this writer) to challenge for the Premier League title are suddenly has-beens, out of the running thanks to a sequence of five points from five games.
The other issue with relying on a small number of counterattackers is that opponents quickly learn how to suffocate them. Defenders are stepping up and doubling up on Kane. Right-backs are staying back to negate Son.
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Interim boss Ryan Mason has since switched back to the Dier-Alderweireld axis. But the duo looked all at sea in the weekend defeat at Leeds and it would appear that Daniel Levy has seen enough.
Levy has developed a reputation as something of a frugal spender, with supporters often left frustrated with his seeming reluctance to splash out on the signings which could help elevate the club to the next level.