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Tottenham Hotspur 2019-20 season preview – Can Pochettino and his men finally break the trophy duck?



Spurs opinion: 2019-20 season preview – Spurs to land silverware under Pochettino?

The 2018-19 season was a rollercoaster of emotions with Tottenham reaching the Champions League final but losing to rivals Liverpool.

Mauricio Pochettino could not bring in any new faces to the team with several players busy with the World Cup.

They returned tired and injured but we were still in the race for the Premier League until the New Year.

The Champions League journey was crazy, to say the least. Last-minute goals, VAR and an incredible comeback all helped us reach Madrid but Liverpool took their chances that night.

Pochettino is still hunting for silverware since joining Spurs, and that night in Madrid should make us stronger for the upcoming campaign.

Tottenham have bought Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke so far, and there could be some more signings in the coming days.

We haven’t lost any of our first-team players, except Kieran Trippier, and a proper pre-season under our belts looks to have worked out well for the likes of Harry Kane.

Tottenham have to bridge a huge gap to Liverpool and Manchester City next season, and that should be possible if the team stays fit.

Harry Kane

We are still better than the other 17 Premier League clubs, and there could be some cause for celebration come the end of the season.

Player to watch – Tanguy Ndombele

The 22-year-old joined for a huge fee from Lyon and has looked decent in some of our pre-season ties.

The Frenchman is a combination of all our midfielders and could be one of the best signings of the summer.

Ndombele can win the ball, start an attack or barge into the defence with the ball at his feet. It is to be seen how he acclimatizes to the English game, and the sooner he does it, the better it will be for us.

Surprise performer – Kyle Walker-Peters

The young defender could start the season as the first-choice right-back as he did in the previous campaign.

Walker-Peters had some tough outings in the previous season with that trip to the Nou Camp and Ousmane Dembele goal remaining in memory.

However, the Englishman has the talent to do well, should he play regularly. Juan Foyth is injured while we sold Kieran Trippier too, so Walker-Peters has his chance to impress.

Top scorer – Harry Kane

The Englishman could have won another Golden Boot last season had it not been for two major ankle injuries.

Kane looks fit and fresh after a proper rest in the summer and has scored some incredible goals during pre-season.

The forward still needs to be given a break from time-to-time and hopefully, we find some quality cover for him in the transfer window.

Kane should easily be our top scorer once again, but he needs to stay fit.

Cup performances

The FA Cup exit was disappointing in the previous campaign, and so was the Carabao Cup defeat.

Spurs had some injury problems in both cup competitions, and if we stay fit, there should be some silverware coming to the side.

Pochettino has to prioritise one of the two cups, and the Carabao Cup should be a serious target just to get a medal for all the players.

The Champions League will be a tough task once again, but we should target the finals.

Tottenham defeated Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Manchester City and Ajax to reach the finals last time around, and there is no reason why we cannot do it again.

League performance – Second

Looking at the teams that finished above us, Manchester City have spent big again on signing a few players but Liverpool have not added anyone of note to their ranks.

Spurs could still finish the transfer window with more signings and that should put us ahead of the Reds.

Tottenham need their first-teamers to stay fit for the entirety of the campaign, and there is no doubt we will be closer to the top than last season.

City are still the team to beat but we can overtake Liverpool and become their closest challengers. The Reds were a little lucky when they beat us twice last season in the league, but we are now playing in our new home and that will give us an added boost.

Our players look fit and fresh after a decent pre-season, and hopefully, that ensures a fantastic campaign ahead.

Top four

1) Manchester City

2) Tottenham

3) Liverpool

4) Manchester United

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