The departure of Gareth Bale has been torture for Tottenham fans as the not only the team, but the entire Premier League lost arguably its very best offensive player. He was truly the heart and soul of the club, but now that he is gone, the team has added so many new pieces.
Eric Lamela and Christian Eriksen are two young rising midfield stars who both can score goals, dish out slick assists, run throughout the entire match, hold the ball and even orchestrate set pieces every now and then. These two can easily become the future of this club’s offense.
Roberto Soldado is now the head striker of the team and will be responsible for scoring at least 20 times this season. He adapts to every style of the game, so playing in a 4-2-3-1 is favorable since he will be the lone striker.
Another player that is in their ranks nowadays is Andros Townsend, who is simply too dangerous on the ball as he makes continuous runs down the right of middle of the field to try and evade defenders, and perhaps set himself or other up for a shot on frame.
Paulinho is the defensive midfielder from Brazil who has come in to hold down the fort in midfield, and can even push up to aid the attack at times. He plays extremely well for Brazil, but is still learning the English game. He will get there soon enough.
Nacer Chadli is a Belgian international left winger who is not the fastest player, but he can score, assist and hold the ball down that flank. His presence is important on the field now that he has joined.
If Spurs fans could have Bale back, they would most likely take him back in a heartbeat. However, the team is equipped to fill in his void with more than one player. Let’s remember that winning this prestigious league title does not come down to one player, but rather a group of players who gel with one another and produce good consistent results.