The 2019/20 season has been one to forget for many Spurs fans, with the team’s standard dropping off considerably from previous campaigns over the past half-decade.
It was expected that the club would push on after reaching the Champions League Final in 2019, as well as investing considerably into the squad last summer, but the Lilywhites ended up with a disappointing sixth place finish.
One factor that cannot be ignored when assessing Tottenham’s season as a whole is how unlucky the club were with injuries.
The likes of Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies, Erik Lamela, Harry Kane, Steven Bergwijn, Tanguy Ndombele, Heung-Min Son, Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli all spent considerable time on the treatment table this season (transfermarkt.com).
The North Londoners were hit particularly hard just before the lockdown period and their form suffered as a result.
Injury analyst, Ben Dinnery has now revealed the total salaries that Premier League clubs paid to their injuries stars this season.
It turns out that Spurs paid over £17million in wages to players who were on the treatment table this season, the second-most in the league after Manchester United, who paid over £27million.
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) August 11, 2020
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As Dinnery points out, United’s numbers have been inflated by Pogba and Rashford, who are both on huge salaries and were injured for a considerable amount of time. I do not think any club missed as many key players as we did through various points in the campaign. Hopefully, we strengthen the squad enough this summer to sufficiently cope if similar problems are to arise next season.
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