After the unforgettable high of reaching the Champions League final, a moment Spurs fans hoped would cement their club as one of Europe’s elite, things started to tumble downhill.
The sudden departure of the magic Mauricio Pochettino and appointment of serial winner Jose Mourinho was the start of something the North London club knew was on the horizon. A squad rebuild.
With the memorable side, who saw out the last season at White Hart Lane slowly starting to go their separate ways it was time for Daniel Levy to reassemble a fresh group of players ready to have another go at concurring Europe.
However, it is essential that Spurs keep their hands on a core group to piece a new 11 around. Here are the three players that are key in Mourinho’s tough task to get his side back to the top:
There is no amount of words that can express just how important Harry Kane is to the future of Spurs.
First name on the team sheet, England captain, the list goes on. Kane without a doubt blossomed into one of, if not the, best striker in world football under Pochettino’s reign and he looks to be continuing in the same fashion under the two-time Champions League winner.
After some undeserved criticism was thrown his way shortly after returning from injury, Kane proved the doubters wrong once again as he ended the campaign on red hot form. (Daily Mail)
Having a striker like our number 10 is something which comes around once in a generation, so if Mourinho wants to evolve his side into one of the strongest outfits on the continent then the Englishmen needs to remain at his boyhood club.
Heung Min Son
The 28-year-old has shown his world-class abilities time and time again, making him an essential player to keep amongst our ranks.
Son has become a fan favourite since signing and has popped up with some huge goals in recent years, his performances against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final sit fondly in the memory.
The South Korean has excelled when the club have relied on him most, providing amazing moments when no other senior attackers were fit.
Mourinho has taken a liking to the winger which is something Spurs fans absolutely love to see. Son’s versatility is one of his strongest traits making him any boss’ dream and is why Levy needs to ward off any offers in order to keep him in N17.
Giovani Lo Celso
Third in this list, but by all means certainly not least, is Argentine playmaker Giovani Lo Celso.
It is fair to say his arrival was one surrounded with huge speculation as to whether he would take to the physical temperament of the English game, but he has done so with flying colours.
He has become one of our most influential players in what is his first season in North London, making him a player Spurs need to keep for the long term.
Lo Celso’s quality playmaking abilities and flair is something the squad was crying out for, especially with the Danish maestro Christian Eriksen’s departure in the January window.
A creative midfielder is key to any sides success and it is essential for Spurs to keep the 24-year-old if they wish to see silverware in the near future.
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