Opinion: Why I am cautiously optimistic about the 2019/20 season

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Not often as a Spurs fan do I feel optimistic and when I do, it is usually with great caution. However, despite a rocky start to the season, there are reasons to feel positive about the upcoming months.

Much has been made about the uncertainty of Spurs players and their futures this transfer window. Eriksen wants/wanted a new challenge, Rose was allowed to look for moves and Toby still hasn’t signed a new contract.

Despite not getting money for these players, it could be argued that it is more important to keep them rather than having money in the bank! Although, I’m not sure Levy would agree.

With the addition of Ndombele, Lo Celso, and Sessegnon joining the team, finally, Spurs have two good players for each position.

With these options, surely Spurs will have the ability to rotate and keep players fresh. This squad is arguably as strong as it has been in recent history with only the right-back position being a worry.

Champions League:

The draw for the Champions League has been kind and we should be able to qualify from our group. Bayern Munich are a world-class team but Red Star Belgrade and Olympiacos are teams that we should be beating home and away. We play Red Star twice in the first four games and if we have 9 points by then, surely qualification would be guaranteed. This would then give us a chance to rotate for the last two games and keep players fresh for the league!

The League Cup:

A kind draw against Colchester in the League cup should give some youth team (Parrott, Tanganga and Skipp) a chance to start. Also, those returning from injury: Wanyama, Dier, Sessegnon and Davies some much needed minutes for the upcoming season.

The manager:

Pochettino had not seemed himself in the first three weeks of the season but seems to be happier after his “clear the air” talks with Levy and having a settled squad for at least four months should only lead to better performances.

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