I’ve talked before about the excitement this transfer window has brought to Spurs fans. Usually we’re waiting for deadline day deals and with that came the breakthroughs and the broken hearts when great players came in and great ones left. I applauded the approach taken this window with getting players, good players should I add, in nice and early. No I’m not going to talk about the Bale saga, what I’m talking about is the number of players that have come in.
We’ve seen it before. Most recently with Manchester City and Chelsea before that. New managers come in and backed by rich owners, they start buying up all the talent. The question therefore is always asked – how quickly will this team gel together? Will they play as a team or just a lot of talented individuals. Does it depend on their attitude or the ability of the manager? What about tactics? Formations?
Now we have something similar with Spurs. I’m actually happy with this – as far as problems go it’s a good one to have. If we look at what we have in terms of new players, add to this the rumours of three or four still to come in we could be looking at a starting line-up of six or seven new players. But what’s inevitable is that it will take a bit of time for the players to adjust, get used to the pace of the league and build that understanding with one another.
But we don’t necessarily have the time we need. I say this with the Arsenal game coming up in a matter of days. I still find it amazing that they have only signed one player on a free, whereas we are looking at a total overhaul of the whole squad. That begs the question though – they have the same team coming out whereas we have a new one. Which one will truly be stronger?
It’s a bit early in the season for a derby match of this magnitude – that said am I optimistic? Yes. Do I think we’ll win. Hell yes. But it’s going to be interesting to see how the squad works and I think we will get to see AVB masterfully at work. I can’t wait.
What do you think? How quickly will the players gel? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments below…
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