The January transfer window is a month away and other than Manchester United that needs to do some serious shopping if they have any hope of not wasting this season, Tottenham Hotspur will also be at the front looking for additions that help them qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.

The Mourinho-effect is the major reason Spurs will be busy next month. For a coach of his caliber, most times, all he needs to do is just ask.

Although he has been known to step on club chiefs’ toes more often than not, he still ends up getting what he wants one way or the other.

In recording two impressive back to back wins in the Champions League and the Premier League, Tottenham has shown that an instant progress has been recorded within the squad.

The back to back wins also revealed that they have a lot to worry about when it comes to manning their goal line and shielding it from less forgiving teams.

For now, they may get away with it, but the latter stages of the Champions League will not forgive that.

It is always said that good defense is the ultimate test of Champions and although neither Mourinho nor Spurs fans expect any trophy this season, digging the North Londoners away from the Premier League midtable and towards the fourth place will be akin to lifting a shiny silverware.

Continuing to expose themselves in the back, struggling to cover up and allowing opposition attack to cut through them will however put anything they hope to achieve this season in jeopardy.

Mourinho has enough experience when it comes to setting up teams to frustrate the attacks of their opponents. With Heung Min Son, Dele Alli and Harry Kane, he has the perfect trio to make playing on the counter work.

He just needs to teach Davidson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld the ropes or get players that will do it for him.

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