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Tottenham: Five ways to become Premier League champions

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Tottenham have forever been a team with much promise but one that has never gone on to make a Premier League title challenge. 

They are often considered as a team capable of attractive football, capable of the odd upset and who will challenge for a top four position but nothing more.

Here we compile a list of changes that need to be made that would enhance Spurs' chances of seeking their first league title since 1961.

1. Change in attacking options

Andre Villas-Boas needs to settle down this summer and look out for a top-class striker. Whether that be from the likes of Benteke, Soldado or Negredo, Spurs must improve their front-line. 

Defoe has, at times, been lethal for Spurs this season and a return of 11 goals is by no means a bad feat but Tottenham need a consistent 20 goal-a-season man.

Could Defoe be this man? Adebayor has, up until the last couple of matches, been misfiring this season as is witnessed by his disastrous penalty miss in the Europa League against FC Basel, but recently has shown signs of excellence. An extra attacking option is essential.

2. Beat the lower teams

Now this may seem obvious but too many times this season Tottenham have seemed complacent and almost arrogant in the face of lesser opponents. Spurs have been very good against sides in the top seven this season recording their first win at Old Trafford for 23 years and then drawing at home. 

However, if we look at the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and to some extent Arsenal we can clearly see a correlative in their varying successes in recent seasons. Even if they are performing badly they always grind out a win or at least a result, something that Tottenham need to learn how to do.

3. Employ a director of football

Despite the criticism that Damien Comolli came under in his time as firector of football I feel that the need for this position at Spurs is now greater than ever before. Comolli may have had his downs but, after all, he is the man who brought Gareth Bale to the Lane. Villas-Boas is a very astute scout of players as we can see in his signings of Mata and Luiz at Chelsea but he is a greater tactician and he needs to focus primarily on this role at the club.

Franco Baldini, linked for this role at Tottenham, is an esteemed director of England and has proven himself at Roma, Real Madrid and also England as both in a managerial role and also as a director of football. Let this man, or whoever is appointed, be in charge of transfers and leave Villas-Boas to the tactics.

4. Stadium plans

Tottenham have been granted permission to build a new stadium ready for completion in late 2014. No doubt this will pay dividends for the club in the future. A bigger stadium will attract bigger players and increase the income revenue for the club. 

The club, under the careful guidance of Daniel Levy, will be in a stronger position financially to do battle with the likes of City and Chelsea for prospective transfer targets. Also developing a stadium capable of hosting 56,000 and also having a training centre in the shape of Enfield Training Centre will do wonders for both the players and the backroom staff.

5. Gareth Bale must stay

Andre Villas-Boas must not give into temptation and cash in on Gareth Bale whatever the cost. He is too valuable an asset to lose as is showcased in his 21 league goals this season and his picking up of the PFA Player and Young Player of the Season and Football Writers' Award.

Bale is also important off the pitch as his presence at the club will attract high profile names who would not, in all probability, come to Tottenham without him. A quiet and hard working player, he is a perfect role model for Spurs' up-and-coming players to focus their game play on. Build a team around him, don't cash in on him.

 

What can Villas-Boas do? Are Tottenham title-challengers? If not, will they soon be? Leave a comment.

 

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