The future is looking bright at Tottenham Hotspur
Posted by Featured Articles | Published on August 17, 2016
The future is bright, the future is LilyWhite
After finishing the season inside the Top 3 last season Tottenham look to improve on last seasons unexpected title challenge. Although we did not manage to win the league and finish second above our fierce rivals Arsenal, last season was a very successful season for us. At the start of the season our targets were to finish in Top 4 and have a spot in the UEFA Champions League. We achieved this target but we never imagined in our wildest dreams that we would’ve been able to finish higher than fourth and title challenge.
If you said to me and other spurs fans before the season that we would finish in the Top 4 and be playing Champions League football for the next season we would’ve taken that. But we were very disappointed where we finished last season and we should’ve finished higher if not win the league. This shows how far we have come as a club. This was our best chance to finish above our rivals Arsenal for the first time in my lifetime and we failed to do it. Failing to win at Newcastle away last game of season ruined our chances of doing that and finishing 2nd would’ve made it our best finish in a Premier League season. I still cannot believe that we lost 5-1 to an already relegated 10 men Newcastle United.
But moving on, there are so many positives to take out of last season that we will bring into this new season. When Mauricio Pochettino started playing Eric Dier as a holding midfielder when he is a centre back we all questioned what is he doing? But he pulled it off and I respect him for taking the risk as Eric has turned into an outstanding player last season and probably one of the best holding midfielders of last season joint with N’golo Kante. He then went on to play for his country England in the Euro 2016 in France where he continued to play quality football and score and outstanding free kick against Russia!
Also the edition of 20 year old Dele Alli has caught the eye of every spurs fan and many football fans. What a signing he has been only costing us £5million he seems to be a bargain. He has shocked many spurs fans last season and has stood out to be a fans favourite and a consistent player in the starting 11. He made 28 appearances in the 2015/2016 season hitting the back of the net 10 times and assisting his team mates 9 times. He has been once of my favourite players from last season and I am backing him to continue his amazing performances next season also.
The youth system
The youth system is now really strong at Tottenham Hotspur and since Mauricio Pochettino has come in as Spurs manager he has done a terrific job and has given the youth a good run in which I really admire. Giving the likes of Harry Kane, Mason, Bentaleb and Onomah a chance in the first team alongside young Dele Alli. It’s really good to give the youth players a chance as they are young and hungry and want to prove themselves more. During the pre season we just had this summer we saw Pochettino give more of our youth a chance to play in the team against Juventus and Atletico Madrid. This included Ball, Carter Vickers, Miller, Winks, Walker-Peters and Marcus Edwards.
One player that caught the eye of many Spurs fans during pre season was Marcus Edwards. He has been in the Spurs academy since his young teenage years. He has featured for England u18s a few times surprising many other fans. He is small and agile and very quick on the ball. He is like a breathe of fresh air and always looks to do something with the ball and push forward instead of playing it simple. Many Spurs fans including myself look forward too seeing more from him this season and will most likely be played in the cup games like the Capital One Cup and the FA Cup to gain more experience in the top flight.
It is very exciting times to be a Spurs fan as we have our new stadium coming on the way. It is expected to be ready in 2018 so 2 more years left and it will fit 65,000 fans. Our current stadium holds 36,000 fans so this is a big upgrade for us. It will be the second biggest stadium in the Premier League after Manchester United’s 75,000 seater Old Trafford. During the construction of our new stadium it will see us play our first 3 group stage Champions League games at Wembley Stadium which is a fantastic feeling as 90,000 spurs fans will be inside Wembley for 3 games and I cannot wait.
This will be our last season playing at White Hart Lane and I’m sure it will be an emotional one with lots more memories created in. The following season we have agreed to play all of our home fixtures at Wembley Stadium which is unreal and is going to bring in more fans for the club and will be a great experience for fans who cant normally get a ticket at White Hart Lane to get one at Wembley Stadium.
Overall we are very happy to be a Spurs fan and many good things are happening to this this football club and we have a very bright future to develop on what we already have and compete with the big teams and Europe’s elite in the Champions League.
We have strong players in every position and we only need an additional Winger and Striker now and maybe a back up Goalkeeper as Hugo Lloris was announced yesterday that he will be injured for up to 4 weeks for Spurs. The addition of Vincent Janssen has taken the pressure off Harry Kane a little which is good and also I am very happy with the signing of Victor Wanyama! He is so solid and is a great edition to the team to help strengthen the midfield.
This is my predicted strongest Tottenham side.
Walker Alderweireld Vertonghen Rose
Lamela Alli Eriksen
Article written by @_alexthfc