Jamie O’Hara ‘excited’ by Nuno Espirito Santo but believes Tottenham can only target a top six finish and calls for major squad overhaul

The season’s not even begun but Jamie O’Hara is already deflated about Tottenham.

Spurs had a disappointing 2020/21 campaign as they finished seventh in the Premier League and went yet another year without a trophy.

It’s hard to see what direction Tottenham are going

They could be losing their best player in Harry Kane, who continues to be linked with a move to Manchester City this summer.

But whether Kane leaves or not, O’Hara believes the best his former club can hope for is finishing in the top six.

O’Hara added that he likes new manager Nuno Espirito Santo but the only way Spurs can truly progress is if there’s a major revamp of the squad.

On what Spurs should be targeting this season, O’Hara said: “Top six. I think a lot of Spurs fans will agree with me, unless there’s a big overhaul.

Nuno is not likely to get the funds required to conduct that overhaul, however

“I like Nuno as a manager. He did a great job at Wolves, played some great football. The 3-4-3 got the best out of a lot of players and we saw the emergence of some great players like Ruben Neves. I’m excited to see what he can do at a really big club like Spurs.

“What I’m worried about is that the squad is just going to be the same. I can’t see there being a revamp.

“There’s this whole thing about Harry Kane, will he stay or will he go but my biggest concern is the players we’re still going to be left with.

“I’ve talked about this massive rebuild but I just can’t see it happening. Pre-season has already started, Spurs aren’t going to be spending a lot of money, the Harry Kane situation will rumble on so that money’s not going to be available for a while.

Would they even finish in the top ten if they lost Kane?

“I think Nuno will get decent results with this team but they won’t do anything special.

“The rest of the team needs revamping. We need new midfielders, new wingers, we need a new back four and could probably do with a new goalkeeper because Hugo Lloris is getting older.”