With the opening game of the season now behind us, optimism is beginning to grow in the Lilywhite side of North London.
Beating the champions at home is no mean feat, but something Spurs seem to consistently do. The performance had grit, determination and desire, something that had lacked during Jose’s reign.
Therefore, I thought I would take a look at where I think Spurs will finish this season…
Predicting how Spurs will do is never an easy job. However, this job is 10x harder this year due to the turbulent transfer news. It remains unclear whether supposed golden boy Harry Kane will stay and if Paratici and co will strengthen the lacking defence and attack.
Personally, I’m expecting Kane to stay and for us to make three more signings, a centre-back, a right-back, and a striker.
The battle at the top of the table is as challenging as it ever has been. The likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and both Manchester clubs are all vying for the title whilst spending big.
Due to this, the chance of a top-four finish for Nuno’s army is slim. The performance against City may have been superb, however, I believe we will lack consistency for a Champions League spot.
Therefore, I believe the N17 squad will finish in 5th this season, just ahead of Leicester. For Nuno’s first season in charge, and the number of issues he has faced, this would be an impressive campaign.
We would all love top four, and it must be the priority, however, I believe the squads of the new ‘big 4’ are simply too good for us to reach. They all have far greater depth, allowing them to continue to perform despite injuries.
Many Premier League fans have placed us below Leicester around 6/7th. For me, this is too harsh on Spurs. If we are able to sign the likes of Milenkovic, Vlahovic and Tomiyasu, the squad is far stronger. The hope is Aurier, Sissoko and one centre-back leave so that the funds are there for improvement.
However, the Premier League isn’t the only competition that Spurs will be vying for success in. The inaugural UEFA Conference League gives Tottenham a very possible chance of a trophy.
Our biggest threat is Roma, so if Jose could perform how he did with us, then we have every chance of success. On a positive note, I do finally believe our trophy drought will end with European success. It may not be a prestigious cup; however, it would be the beginning of possible glory for Nuno.
Finally, the two domestic cups this season also give Spurs the chance for another trip to Wembley. Many Spurs fans have never seen the Lilywhites in a FA Cup final. Our last appearance was in 1991 (an embarrassing record we know).
Therefore, we would love to see another cup run, and I feel there might be every chance with Nuno (who reached the FA cup semi-final with Wolves recently).
Whatever happens this season, Spurs will give it all they’ve got. With Nuno at the helm, and Paratici watching from behind, maybe success is possible after many trophyless years.
This is only possible with the fans behind them, so support the players, support the staff and come on you Spurs!
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