Something which Tottenham Hotspur have become known for is having an awful back-end of the season, which usually costs them dearly. Spurs notoriously capitulated back in 2016 when the league should have been theirs, finishing instead ini 3rd place despite being part of a two horse race. The year later they did the same and gifted Chelsea the title and last year Spurs scraped into the top 4 by virtue of the fact that everyone else was just a bit more rubbish than they were. It is the belief of my good friend and podcast partner Jimmy Haidak that this year Spurs are going to buck that trend, and finish with a flourish.
After what felt like an eternity Spurs finally signed some players during the summer transfer window, bringing in Lo Celso, Ndombele and youngster Ryan Sessegnon. Unfortunately both Session and Lo Celso very quickly picked up minor injuries so haven’t had the chance to get involved in the action just yet. Tanguy Ndombele on the other hand is finding his feet in the team and has scored 2 in 3 matches. It will however take a long time for these players to get up to the level that Pochettino expects, which is why they are going to set the league alight come January/ February.
Despite what many fans may suspect, this is a club which is going to keep investing in its team, as the re-build and project 2.0 get underway. We expect Spurs to make signings in January who will bolster their opportunities going into the crunch end of the season, perhaps even picking up Dybala after not managing to get him in the summer. Expect the tea to have fresh life breathed into it come January.
This is a Spurs team who have faced more disappointment that any team should have to, losing semis finals in the domestic cups, losing on yeh biggest stage of them all last year in the Champions League final and of course letting 2 league titles slip through their grasp. This is a team which is now older and more mature, and a team who know what it is like to taste the bitterness of failure. Neither Poch nor the players are going to let that happen this season which is why they will finish with energy and with discipline which they have lacked in recent years.
Time for a Move
Unfortunately next summer will be a tough one for Spurs fans and they will be losing player like Eriksen and possibly one of Kane, Son or Alli as they seek success. In order to engineer such a move these players are going to be putting in some pretty epic performances to impress their suitors, which is why Spurs fans can count at least, on a strong end to the season.
What do you think? Does Haidak have a point?
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