My buddy Bogoljub Karic and I are massive Spurs fans and we are just about getting over losing the Champions League final last month. To help us feel better we have decided to begin to look ahead to the coming season, a season where we fully believe that spurs will mount a title challenge. Mauricio Pochettino is not just there to make up the numbers and he will want this team to close the gap on Liverpool and Man City. Despite losing out by 28 points last season, Spurs were actually just 5 points behind the leaders in January, before it all went pear shaped. If Spurs are to mount a challenge, these are the players who’ll be important.
When Alli burst on the scene he looked the complete player, strong, skillful and with the vision to pick a man and find space to score. Last season, whilst Alli’s stats weren’t terrible, he failed to live up to the hype which he had created for himself. Alli may have had his head turned by factors outside of football but after the disappointment of losing the Champions League he may now realize that he has to focus, if he does then he’ll be key to everything Spurs do.
Spurs have been crying out for a presence in the middle of the pitch and they look to have secured that with the signing of N’Dombele from Lyon. Spurs have defensive midfielders but since Demebele was sold they have lost someone with the versatility to turn defence into attack. This is a player who will provide that for Spurs and he hits the ground running then he could have ah use impact on this side.
Alderweireld may stay or he may go, whatever the case he won’t be the same player if he has to stay at Spurs for another season. In any case the best center back for Spurs is super Jan Vertonghen and the Belgian seems to get better and better as each year passes. Vertonghen will be a rock this season, commanding the troops and securing the backline to let the attackers run free. He may not be of the same caliber as Virgil van Dijk but Jan Vertonghen is more than capable of shoring up that back line and offering leadership qualities.
Spurs’ talisman has to be on it this season if they are to mount a title challenge. Kane cannot afford to keep picking up injuries and rushing back, nor can he afford to go missing in games, he is just too good to allow that to happen. Kane needs to get to work on the training ground with Son and Alli to form real partnerships which are mutually beneficial. Kane needs at least 30 goals this season if Spurs even want to think about wining a league, no pressure Harry!!