Tottenham Trying to Forget 2019/20 Season

Tottenham Hotspur had one pretty turbulent season behind them. They would enter it, aiming at least one trophy, but in the end, the team from London failed to fulfill this mission. 

On top of it, they would see a change at the managerial position, with Mauricio Pochettino leaving the team after five years. His replacement happened to be none other than Joe Mourinho, one of the best and most controversial managers in this era. 

The slow start, multiple injuries, and a lack of positive attitude in the locker room caused by all the bad luck that followed this side, eventually saw the Spurs struggling in all competitions. 

They would reach No.6 in the EPL standings even though they happened to be the third favorite for winning the title before the season started, according to the bookies. Back then, the odds on the Spurs to lift the Premiership trophy were 16/1, sitting behind Man City 1/2, and Liverpool at 3/1. 

Before the start of the 2020/21 campaign, Tottenham fell down on the favorites’ list to the fifth position. Right now, odds on them taking the silverware are 50/1. Manchester City is the top candidate at 21/20, Liverpool is second, 7/4, Manchester Untied comes third with 9/1, ahead of Chelsea 14/1. Arsenal has the same chances as their North London rivals, 50/1. If you still haven’t chosen the bookie for all these bets, here is the link which gets you a bonus when creating an account. It could be of great use.

Tottenham had a nasty experience in the Champions League as well. They reached the knockout stage, but lost to Red Bull Leipzig 0-4 on aggregate, 0-1 in London and 3-0 in Leipzig. The Spurs allowed 10 goals against Bayern Munich in two games of the group stage, losing the match in London 2-7! It was one of a kind humiliation for them, which eventually saw Pochettino sacked later.

Interestingly, the Spurs’ odds for winning the Champions League were the same as those for the Premier League – 16/1. However, they weren’t the third favorite, but eighth. Man City topped the list at 5/2, Barca came after 8/1, Liverpool 7/1, Real Madrid 9/1, etc. The two eventual finalists Bayern Munich 12/1 and PSG 9/1 weren’t among the top echelon of the candidates.

Harry Kane’s injury, which separated him from the field after the New Year, and kept him inactive until the restart, was a massive setback for the Spurs. In the moments when they needed their leader the most, he wasn’t there. Back then, Tottenham suffered elimination in the Champions League and recorded just three wins in eight Premiership clashes. Also, Kane didn’t play a single match in the FA and the EFL Cup. Pretty much that was the period once they lost chances to reach the UCL spot for the next year, and for capturing one of the cup trophies. 

Kane played 29 EPL games and scored 18 goals, and on the other side, he appeared five times in the Champions League and recording six hits. Just imagine what his numbers would be if he played all the matches. It would be very possible to see him as the top goalscorer.

By the way, the bookies already shared the odds for the next year’s Goolden Shoe, and Kane shares the top spot with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. All of them are priced at 6/1 to be No.1 scorer. Sergio Aguero is next 7/1, Man City’s Raheem Sterling 10/1, Chelsea’s newcomer from RB Leipzig, Timo Werner 11/1, Sadio Mane 14/1, the same as Bruno Fernandes from Man Utd. Jamie Vardy is 15/1.

All in all, the 2019/20 campaign has been bad for the Spurs who eat a lot of punches. However, it only made them stronger and more motivated for future challenges, and they are getting ready to come back, big style. 

 

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