Tottenham Hotspur 2017/18

Over the course of the last two seasons there has been a great deal to admire about Tottenham.

They’ve got some wonderful players, they play an attractive style of football and they are not scared of anybody. But the most impressive thing about Spurs is the unity at the club.

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Everything you hear and read about the club suggests that the players are delighted to be playing for Mauricio Pochettino and that everybody is excited to be building something special.

That view has been a little shaken this summer though. You can’t blame Spurs for taking £45 million for Kyle Walker but his move to pastures new has opened the eyes of some of his former teammates.

Danny Rose broke ranks to suggest that he was not being paid the going market rate for a player of his calibre and he won’t be the only Tottenham player to be thinking about moving on to earn more money.

Pochettino himself has hinted at a bit of frustration with the club. The Argentine desperately wants additions to his squad so that they can keep challenging for the title but they’ve so far not materialised.

When you consider that Spurs will be playing their home games at Wembley this season – a stadium they have a very poor record in – a picture starts to build that suggests they will find it tough to live up to their high standards of the last two campaigns.

Squad List

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Michel Vorm
  • Danny Rose
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Eric Dier
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Kevin Wimmer
  • Ben Davies
  • Kyle Walker-Peters
  • Cameron Carter-Vickers
  • Erik Lamela
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Kevin Nkoudou
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Mousa Dembele
  • Dele Alli
  • Harry Winks
  • Anthony Georgiou
  • Tashan Oakley-Boothe
  • Marcus Edwards
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Heung-Min Son
  • Vincent Janssen
  • Harry Kane
  • Samuel Shashoua

Season Predictions

While Tottenham have sat still in the transfer market, the clubs around them have been spending big money. You can make an argument for Spurs being the best club in the Premier League over the last two years but that is unlikely to be the case this time around.

Factor in the so-called ‘curse of Wembley’ and you see why some Tottenham fans are worried about the campaign ahead.

Not that their worries are anything compared to teams fighting it out towards the bottom of the Premier League. But when you’ve become used to rolling teams over, a drop off in fortunes is not easy to take.

Spurs will be nowhere near the wrong end of the table but they may find that this is the season they drop out of the top four.

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