Tottenham Hotspur 2018/19
Tottenham Hotspur are a football club based in North London, and they have been in the Premier League for every year of its existence. The club was formed in 1882 and originally called Hotspur FC. They played their matches at White Hart Lane up until 2017, but then left as it was redeveloped into a new stadium which holds 62,000 fans called the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It opens in the coming season, after Spurs played all of their home games at Wembley last season. They also played there in the Champions League in 2016/17. Spurs have not won a trophy since 2008 when they beat Chelsea to win the League Cup final, nine years after they won the same trophy before. They have won two First Division titles in their history, in 1951 and 1961 as well as eight FA Cup trophies. They have became known as a Cup team, but they are still looking for their first trophy under current boss Mauricio Pochettino.
There are many notable players and managers in Spurs’ history. The likes of Glenn Hoddle, Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles lit up the 70s and 80s, while Jurgen Klinsmann, David Ginola and Les Ferdinand were crucial to their success in the 1990s. Harry Redknapp inspired them to their first qualification for the Champions League in 2010/11, with Luka Modric and Gareth Bale playing crucial roles in that team before later moving to Real Madrid in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Harry Kane has become the main man at Spurs, and with him in the side, they have a chance of going far under Pochettino.
Jimmy Greaves remains Tottenham’s all time top goalscorer with 266 goals in 379 games between 1961 and 1970, but Kane looks certain to overtake that after signing a new long-term contract this summer.
Tottenham Hotspur squad 2018/19
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Paulo Gazzaniga
Defenders: Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier, Juan Foyth, Serge Aurier, Ben Davies, Kyle Walker-Peters
Midfielders: Erik Lamela, Victor Wanyama, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, Moussa Sissoko, Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, Harry Winks, Christian Eriksen
Forwards: Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane, Fernando Llorente
Tottenham Hotspur 2018/19 predictions
Nobody doubts the quality Tottenham have at their disposal, but the doubts over their squad depth have yet again not been headed. They are still yet to make a summer signing, and with the spine of their side still on holiday after the World Cup or, in the case of Mousa Dembele, Danny Rose or Toby Alderweireld, in the transfer list, fans are beginning to get restless. But this is not the first time this sort of thing has happened under Daniel Levy; Spurs often leave their business until late in the window. But after a season where they didn’t get close to the Premise League title, they should have acted much quicker to get their house in order before the new campaign.
Dele Alli and Harry Kane will hope to pick up where they left off last season. Kane, who won the World Cup Golden Boot over the summer, will want to do the same in the Premier League after Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah surprisingly beat him to the accolade last season. The Reds have strengthened in the way Spurs really needed to this summer, and they may have missed an opportunity. But in Mauricio Pochettino, they still have one of the best managers in the league so can never be written off. Our betting tip for Spurs, as the move into their new stadium, is a top four finish.
Tottenham Hotspur 2018/19 best offers
Win the title @ 16/1 with Betfair
Harry Kane to be top scorer @ 3/1
Top 4 finish @ 8/11