However Spurs end this season, whether it be on a high by finishing in the top 4, or on a low by narrowly missing out on the elite Europe spots, one thing can be said for certain. Tottenham Hotspur are going places.
We have a young, technical and passionate manager, with a dedicated circle of supporting staff and those working behind the scenes to ensure that Spurs have the best possible chance of achieving success. Andre Villas-Boas is 35; in his first season with Spurs he has radically changed the system and style of play, yet continued the consistency around the top 4 position. He is already an excellent manager, both tactically and personally, yet admittedly has a lot to learn. He could follow the example of Ferguson, Gradi or Wenger, and stay at our club for years upon years to come: at least 30 years of management is still to come from the little Portuguese ‘ginger ninja’.
The core of the Spurs team is solid, improving, talented, and youthful. Players such as the 25-year-old Jan Vertonghen, the 26 year old Hugo Lloris, the 24 year old Sandro and the 25 year old Mousa Dembele will form the backbone of this Spurs team for many years to come. In attack, we have the young Gareth Bale, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Lewis Holtby, who are always improving, whilst future stars such as Tom Carroll and Shaq Coulthirst are emerging, almost ready to break into the first team. Our team now could be Lloris-Walker-Vertonghen-Kaboul-Rose-Dembele-Sandro-Sigurdsson-Holtby-Lennon-Bale, and our team in 5 years could be Lloris-Walker-Vertonghen-Kaboul-Rose-Dembele-Sandro-Sigurdsson-Holtby-Lennon-Bale. Imagine how much those 11 players will improve our the next 5 years. Our potential seems never-ending.
Off the pitch, our future seems similarly incredible. We are in advanced planning to build a 56,000 seater stadium – where the atmosphere will be unimaginable – and we have a chairman who loves the club, desperately striving to meet the pivotal balance between balancing the books and improving in the league. We have a dedicated and growing fan-base, who love the club and appreciate the direction that it is going in.
Our potential seems to have no bounds. On and off the pitch, we are improving as a strong, united and learning unit, who are determined to achieve greatness.
The future is bright. The future is Lilywhite.
By Alex Beck
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