Season Review: Tottenham

Season Review

Another very strong showing from Pochettino’s men. Excellent defensively and going forwards. Their only real grumble will be that they didn’t win anything. In the end they were second to Chelsea, the team who inflicted their first league defeat. They never actually held the top spot, being in second for half of all gameweeks. Where they need to improve is against the big guns, as they finished third in the top 6 mini-league.

Consistency is great but soon enough the fans are going to want more than exciting young players and high scoring games. All successful managers have the most coveted silverware.

Numbers

Where do you even start? Club records for: most games won, least games lost, most goals scored, least goals conceded, highest top scorer and most points in a Premiership season.

Son, Eriksen, Alli and Kane were involved in 25, 28, 29 and 36 goals respectively according to the Premier League fantasy football site. Mightily impressive from their attacking outlets. 15 clean sheets at the other end was not enough to secure the golden glove but again is very impressive.

Next Season

Much like the Manchester teams and Liverpool it’s now about winning something. A top four finish complimented with an FA Cup would be a success. Would the same be said of the former paired with a Champions League semi? Probably not, so it’s about silverware. Other clubs are strengthening with more financial might so this talented team may have missed their opportunity at the league title. These aims need to be fulfilled while creating an atmosphere at their new home, Wembley, a tough ask.

The best players seem to want to stay and why wouldn’t they? Now it’s time to cement this team into Spurs folklore.

Potential Signings

The quietest of the top 7 but they have every right to be with the squad at their disposal. They have 50 million to strengthen after the sale of Walker and a back-up to his hier apparent Trippier is a must – Ricardo Pereira looks most likely, with young centre back Juan Foyth replacing Fazio.

One of Barkley or Suso could join but one is overpriced and one is part of a re-emerging European giant. The sale of Sissoko coupled with Walker’s fee could land the former though. Depth will be key with the amount of games they’ll face again next season though.

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