Tottenham Hotspur’s 2021-22 season has been over for a while now, and we are fast approaching a new campaign.
Last season was plagued by inconsistency, yet Spurs were still able to reach the top four and qualify for next season’s Champions League.
And while there were low moments during the year, there were also plenty of memorable ones as the club clinched a return to Europe’s top club competition for next season.
As we move full steam ahead towards next season, here is a rewind of the top ten moments of the 2021-22 Tottenham Hotspur campaign.
10. Hat tricks
Tottenham’s season included a pair of hat-tricks, and naturally, they came from the two players we all would expect.
Despite a slow start to the Premier League season, Harry Kane netted a hat trick against NS Mura in the Europa Conference League in the second group stage match.
Son Heung-min added a hat trick of his own against Aston Villa in matchweek 31, leading Spurs to a 4-0 win that helped Son take home the Premier League’s Golden Boot.
9. Last-gasp winner at Watford
Looking back, Spurs should really not have struggled as much as they did when they faced now-relegated Watford during matchweek 21.
Despite having 21 total shots (nine on target) and nearly 75 per cent possession, the match was a scoreless draw until added time (Premier League).
That’s when a Son Heung-min free-kick from outside the box found the head of Davinson Sanchez in the 97th minute for a win at Vicarage Road (Twitter).
8. Kane and Son set PL record
As if we didn’t already know the greatness of the Harry Kane and Son Heung-min tandem, they gave everyone one more reason to remember.
In the match against Leeds in matchweek 27, Kane provided an assist for Son’s goal and the 3-0 lead, setting the all-time Premier League record for goal combinations for a duo with 37.
💫 The deadliest duo in Premier League history!
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 26, 2022
7. Draws vs. Liverpool
While draws may not seem like much to celebrate, if anyone would have told us that Spurs would split the points with the Carabao and FA Cup winners before the season started we would have taken it.
With a 2-2 draw at Anfield and then getting an important point near the end of the season at home to basically end Liverpool’s title hopes, Tottenham showed they could be competitive with Jurgen Klopp’s side.
6. January signings
No one knew it at the time, but the January transfer window signings of Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski were a stroke of genius.
With neither player making much of an impact at Serie A giants Juventus, they both made an immediate impact when they arrived in North London.
Bentancur provided a steady presence in midfield while Kulusevski became an attacking threat to add to a Son and Kane front three.
If it weren’t for those two additions, Spurs could be heading for the Europa League – or worse – next season instead of the Champions League.
5. Comeback at Leicester City
Trailing 2-1 at the King Power Stadium as the clock hit 90 minutes, Tottenham needed some late heroics to even rescue a point against Leicester City in matchweek 19.
Enter Steven Bergwijn. Subbing on in the 79th minute, Bergwijn delivered a tying goal in the 95th minute.
He wasn’t done. Less than two minutes later, “Stevie B” added the dramatic winner in the 97th minute, the latest ever comeback win in Premier League history (Mirror).
4. Season finale and Son’s Golden Boot
In a season of ups and downs, the season finale was one of the highlights.
Demolishing already relegated Norwich City 5-0, Tottenham officially clinched a spot in the Champions League for the 2022-23 campaign.
Even better, Son Heung-min bagged a brace, scoring in the 70th and 75th minutes to claim a share of the Premier League Golden Boot (Premier League).
3. Big win in the North London Derby
Considering both the magnitude of the match in the chase for a Champions League spot and the oft-discussed nature of its rescheduling (Sky Sports), the North London Derby in matchweek 36 was the biggest match of the campaign.
And Tottenham delivered.
A Harry Kane brace and Son Heung-min goal gave Spurs the 3-0 win in the rivalry match, giving them the edge in the race for fourth place (Premier League).
2. Double over Manchester City
While the draws versus Liverpool were solid results, the matches against league champions Manchester City were even better.
Spurs began the season by stunning City thanks to a Son Heung-min goal and followed it up by completing the double over them at the Etihad in matchweek 23 via a Harry Kane brace.
Two wins against the Premier League champions? Certainly, a highlight of the season for a side now looking ahead to Champions League football next season.
1. Conte’s arrival
While there were great moments from Tottenham’s 2021-22 campaign, none was more monumental than the hiring of Antonio Conte as the manager.
Conte came in and began immediately making changes, whether via the style of play or the players he both added and sent away during the January transfer window.
Overall, the squad improved and positive results began to follow. Supporters bought in and he brought hope and optimism back to a fanbase that had suffered the previous few seasons.
The bottom line is that Spurs aren’t in the Champions League if Antonio Conte isn’t the manager. He has made the team exciting again and with the summer transfer window signings, Spurs are looking to take a big step forward to compete for silverware next season.
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