Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Initial Squad Assesment - Midfielders

In the midfield I feel that I am little thin on DM and on the left side, so I may try to add a player or two immediately to help out at these positions.

Defensive Midfielders
Tom Huddlestone: The 21 year old English DM will be my first choice to start the season. He is a talent that hopefully will develop nicely and he will definitely get a big chance to prove himself under my spell at the club.

Jermaine Jenas: The solid midfielder will see action at the DM role as well as CM. He will be counted as a leader of the club and will be a very important player.

Didier Zokora: The reliable utility player will see plenty of action in multiple positions and hopefully can fill in nicely when called upon.

I plan on starting with a 4-1-3-2 formation which will require a solid DM and suitable depth players. I feel I have the players necessary to start with to make this formation work and it is unlikely I will add any DM from the transfer market early on.


David Bentley: The young 23 year old star is obviously a great talent and I am hoping for an immediate impact from him. He will start at RM in the first 11.

Luka Modric: Another of the big signings for Tootenham will start at LM and will be a key member of the squad.

Jaime O'Hara: The young 21 year old midfielder will play in rotation at CM and LM and is expected to gain valuable experience as he develops this year.

Aaron Lennon: The speedy RM will see time in a rotation and I would like to see his development increase at a steady rate this year. He obviously possesses great pace but needs to round his game in order to become a valuable member of the first team.

Adel Taarabt: The 21 year old Frenchman is a promising player for the club but is unlikely to see much action in the first team this year. I may look to loan him out and get him some competitive football this year.

Kevin-Prince Boateng: Another young midfielder in the side is unlikely to see a lot of action and may be loaned or even a transfered out of White Hart Lane this year.

I will be starting with a 4-1-3-2 formation and I feel my crop of mid fielders are established enough to make an impact this year. I may look to add a depth player but it is unlikely any big money will be spent in the midfield this year.

1 comment:

  1. Dang, was Lennon injured or something? His stats are terrible! In my game he's one of my star players, my Cristiano Ronaldo if you will (though not as in scoring 40+ goals a season).