Tottenham have established themselves as one of England's top clubs in recent years. 

But if they are to prove themselves as a club knocking on the door of a first ever Premier League title, they will need a few additions and a mentality to allow them to do so.

Tottenham have quality in most positions of their starting Xi.  A world-class goal keeper in French international Hugo Lloris; stability in their two centre-backs with Belgian Jan Vertonghen and England international Michael Dawson; defence splitting creativity supplied by Belgian midfielder Moussa Dembele; and Welsh wizardry by this season's Player's Player, Young Player and Football Writer's Player of the Year, Gareth Bale. 

So what do they need to change their top four aspirations into title aspirations?

Firstly and perhaps most obviously, they are in desperate need of a solid 20-goal-a-season hit man.

Names such as Christian Benteke, David Villa and Leandro Damiao have been mentioned in the same sentence as Spurs.  Whoever they sign, they have to be sure to pick a player who will provide them with a regular strike rate.

Drafting in a player from abroad is always a gamble, some of the best in the world have failed to impress with the adaption to the fierce, velocity of the Premier League. Names such as Andriy Shevchenko and Diego Forlan have failed spectacularly in the past.

So once they add a reliable goal scorer to their ranks, what's next?

With the ever-progressing importance of the modern day wing-back, Tottenham are left with a possible problem at left-back. 

Kyle Walker has emerged as a real young talent in the right-back position and has undoubtedly cemented his place in the team. But Assou-Ekotto has wayward tendencies. 

Brilliant defensive agility and speed in one game can easily turn to a calamity of over played and mislaid confidence the next. A player to the degree of Everton's Leighton Baines, a proven Premier League threat from the left-back position, would go a long way to securing that place for Spurs.

With the addition of a few, promising talents to the bench, players to the calibre of recent signing from Schalke, Lewis Holtby, Spurs have a real chance on paper. But there is still one thing missing, belief.

Spurs have to have the mentality of champions. Time and time again we've seen Manchester United grind out results and come backs to secure yet another Premier League title. 

They simply believe they are the best. They never give up and believe they can win every single game they play. Spurs don't only need a title winning team, but a title winning mentality. Look at the comparison between Manchester City and Manchester United's teams on paper. City should be challenging far more closely for a second consecutive title this season, but United's mentality has seen them rise to the occasion, and deny they're 'noisy neighbours' the satisfaction.

If Spurs can apply this mental quality to their ever growing list of talent, they could stand a chance of an assault on the biggest prize in English football sooner rather than later.


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