IF ANTONIO CONTE needs some help with his ‘evaluations’ of the Spurs squad, the club’s disgruntled and humiliated supporters would gladly give him a few pointers.
But the Italian will have to put aside all the emotion of the embarrassing defeat by Slovenian minnows NS Mura as he prepares for one of the most important transfer windows in Tottenham’s recent history
The bitterest pill to swallow – for Levy at least – will be trying to find a buyer for club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele.
The France international is all but unplayable on his day, but his days have not come round nearly often enough since he arrived for Lyon for £55m in the summer of 2019.
But Ndombele looked uninterested against Mura.
If Conte is wedded to the wing-back system that has brought him success elsewhere, Ndombele cannot play in centre midfield and has done little to justify being given a starting berth further forward.
Davinson Sanchez’s costly errors in Slovenia were his first under Conte but the latest in a long list as his Tottenham career has gone well off the boil.
Dele Alli’s performance underlined his own, even more spectacular fall from grace.
All three must surely be desperate for a fresh start somewhere else and Spurs need the money.
Matt Doherty and Joe Rodon confirmed on Thursday night that Tottenham badly lack the strength in depth of the clubs they would like to consider rivals.
Harry Winks is arguably unlucky to be on the list of potential victims in Conte’s cull.
But with Everton and Newcastle allegedly interested in him, the former England international could also bring in some cash to spend on reinforcements.
The reality is that few Tottenham players have reason to feel untouchable.