It’s been an unusual summer at White Hart Lane.
Many thought Tottenham Hotspur would look to build on their runner-up finish last season by adding three or four new players in the transfer window but that hasn’t been the case.
Mauricio Pochettino is yet to sign a single player and the only door that’s been used at Spurs is the one heading out, with Kyle Walker, Federico Fazio and Clinton N’Jie all leaving.
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It’s hard to say Tottenham’s squad is now weaker than it was last season - Fazio and N’Jie weren’t important players and Kieran Trippier is a fine replacement for Walker - but it’s a surprise Spurs haven’t added depth after getting a taste for Champions League football last year.
Signings are expected however, with 21-year-old Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez being linked with a move to the club.
Tottenham got their campaign underway with a trip to newly-promoted Newcastle United today and there was a score to settle following the 5-1 defeat at St. James’ Park on the final day of the 2015-16 season.
Trippier missed out on the match after suffering minor ligament damage, meaning Pochettino was forced to turn to 20-year-old Kyle Walker-Peters at right-back.
The jokes immediately followed. Here are some of our favourites.
Peter Crouch's tweet
Former Tottenham striker Peter Crouch reacted with his own humourous tweet.
“I’m so incredibly confused,” he wrote.
Aren’t we all Peter.
Pochettino doubted Walker-Peters would be ready
Walker-Peters’ inclusion in the starting line-up is surprising considering his manager thought today’s match would be too much for him.
“He is still so young and I think it’s too much for him,” Pochettino said, via The Sun.
“He’s a player who needs to work with us and maybe play in different games.
“But we cannot think of only him if Kieran is weeks away from the team. We’re working to find a solution.”
Pochettino must be hoping Walker-Peters manages to get through the contest unscathed, although Tripper’s injury could mean the youngster sees plenty more action.
And the task doesn’t get any easier. Tottenham host champions Chelsea next Sunday.
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