Time for Levy and Spurs to spend big

Saturday 4th May 2013 21:24

Gareth Bale: Needs support

Gareth Bale: Needs support

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TEAMtalk's Tottenham FanZoner Abbi Summer thinks Daniel Levy needs to get his chequebook out this summer to help out Gareth Bale.

It hasn't been a bad week for Gareth Bale has it? After collecting three Player of the Year awards and scoring the winning goal against Southampton, the Welshman has once again proved how fantastic he and his contributions have been this season.

As a Spurs fan it's great to see our top player heaped with praise from around the world and not just the fans who chant his name every week. However after a string of poor performances from the team the question remains- Where would Tottenham be without Gareth Bale?

Without Bales 20 league goals Spurs would have finished the season in eighth position behind the likes of Swansea and West Brom. Bale is the first player since Klinsmann in the 1994-95 season to score 20 goals in a Premier League campaign showing just how important he has been in pushing Spurs towards that fourth spot.

Why is it that statistically we are so reliant on one player? Surely a team pushing year in year out for those Champions League spots has a team with the quality to share the work load. Tottenham's second highest scorer is Jermain Defoe with 11 goals followed by Clint Dempsey with seven - hardly the stats you would expect from a team challenging in the top four.

With Adebayor netting a poor six goals in all competitions and being the highest earner at the club bagging £100,000 per week, the Togolese striker has done nothing to justify his pay cheque and the money should be re-directed to players like Bale & Dawson who work hard for the team and show the dedication and passion fans want to see.

This summer it is more important than ever to strengthen the squad especially up front. Since selling Dimitar Berbatov in 2008, Spurs have failed to find a suitable replacement that can hold the ball up and score goals. Surely Daniel Levy can see that he has spend to reap the rewards and buy at least one proven goalscorer as well as keeping the players who matter the most.

With a massive game at Stamford Bridge approaching, picking up three points against the Saints has helped keep the dream of a top-four finish alive and given the boys some confidence going into that all or nothing fixture. All we can do is hope that we can win on Wednesday and travel to Stoke next weekend in high spirits. Come on you Spurs!

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