After a sad and boring season under Mourinho, I expect a lot more from Tottenham this season and a bright start has seen my hopes lift already.
Let’s take a look at what I want to see from the season ahead:
In Kane and Son we have two important players, and after giving Son a new long-term contract and keeping Kane, we have made sure that the deadly duo is as ready, hungry and eager as always.
With players like Bergwijn, Gil and Sessegnon, we have a lot of young attacking prospects to give the gaffer a lot of options during the matches. Dele and Lucas have also been showing a lot of positive work rate at the start of the season.
Going forward, we should have a lot of options, which will be important as we will be playing in a lot of competitions.
Dier and Sanchez have been amazing so far in this season, with three clean sheets in a row. However, we know that they have struggled to consistently perform to the levels required in the past.
That’s why the addition of Romero (Serie A defender of the year) could end up being a very big signing for us. I personally like Rodon, but I’m not sure that he is ready to be a starter for us.
We struggled a lot in the left-back and right-back positions last year, however, Reguilon looks reborn and has been fantastic so far. We know what he is capable of, we just need to see consistency.
Tanganga is playing the best football I’ve ever seen from him in a Tottenham shirt, but he struggles with the attacking part of the game – the crosses haven’t been the prettiest at times.
Despite the wonderful start from Japhet, we have managed to sign Brazilian right-back Emerson Royal from Barcelona. Emerson has pace and attacking threat as well as a great defensive work rate, similar to the style of Brazilian legend, Dani Alves.
During his spell at Betis, he scored five times and provided ten assists. This means the gaffer can adjust to the different game scenarios, with a very strong attacking right-back in Emerson or a defensively strong option in Tanganga.
A season of Lo Celso, Højbjerg, and Skipp sounds like a solid midfield to me. Now add Ndombele to the bunch and we have a fairly stacked engine room that can compete in all competitions. There have been issues with Tanguy Ndombele, but hopefully, that will change as we need his creativity in the important games.
We have Winks for cup games and just signed one of the biggest defensive midfield prospects in the world in Pape Sarr. The Senegalese youngster has been loaned out to Metz for the 21/22 season, but I’m excited to see him fight for the spots next season. Good times ahead.
It wouldn’t be fair to expect that Nuno instantly achieves top four, however, it’s definitely not impossible, we’ve definitely seen crazier things happen, and our team is definitely capable of achieving good results if they are well managed.
With our new signings and the great start to the season, I am hoping for a Champions League spot, and that should be what we are aiming for at least. I wouldn’t be ‘Nuno out’ if it didn’t happen though – give him time.
Not many are excited for the Conference League, but I do see it as a good way to give players like Scarlett, Sessegnon, Rodon, Nile John, etc. some playing time.
The strongest possible opponent is our former manager Mourinho’s Roma. They are looking good, but genuinely, even though that I don’t really care that much about that competition, we should win it – anything else would embarrassing.
An FA Cup or Carabao Cup win would mean a lot to not only the players but also the fans. Last year’s disappointment gave me the feeling that the joy we had in 2008 might never happen again.
To bring some silverware home would be amazing, we’ve lost too many finals in recent years, hopefully, that could change this year.
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