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[Photos] 25 pictures that capture Tottenham’s 2018-19 season as we reached the Champions League final

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Spurs opinion: 25 photos that captured Tottenham’s 2018-19 season

It could have been a great season for Tottenham had we just got the rub of the green on Saturday.

Spurs lost to Liverpool in the Champions League final, however, the journey to Madrid was full of crazy twists and turns.

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Tottenham’s team photo ahead of the Champions League final

Tottenham ended the season by just about staying in the top four. Most of our senior players came back from a long and tiring World Cup and also had to deal with several injuries throughout the campaign.

There were no signings for Mauricio Pochettino to deal with, however, we still did well in the Premier League, and the Champions League journey was memorable.

Old Trafford crumbling

Manchester United didn’t have a great season to talk about, and things started poorly for them under Jose Mourinho.

Lucas Moura scored a brace in the 3-0 win over the Red Devils and proved that even without signings, we would be a force this season.

Erik Lamela might not have had much to remember from another injury-blighted season, but he did get the only goal of the game when we beat West Ham at the London Stadium.

Champions League journey begins

Tottenham lost their first two Champions League group games before PSV fought back to earn a point in the Netherlands.

Spurs had to win their next game and things weren’t going well but Harry Kane came up with the important goal in the 89th minute to defeat PSV in London.

Juan Foyth got several chances to impress this season due to injuries to our defenders, and the Argentine had one great moment as he scored the only goal of the game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Juan Foyth celebrates with his Tottenham teammates

One of the stars from the campaign was Son Heung-min. The South Korean bagged some crucial goals despite leaving for an international tournament midway through the campaign.

Son Heung-min scores for Tottenham

Son Heung-min scored a fantastic goal against Chelsea

The South Korean scored a blinder against Chelsea at Wembley, which possibly was the goal of the season for Spurs.

Late goals continue for Spurs

Tottenham’s season seemed to have ‘late goals’ written all over it, and that continued as Christian Eriksen scored a late winner against Inter Milan to keep our Champions League hopes alive.

The next big moment came at the Nou Camp as Lucas Moura levelled for us against Barcelona, and that was enough to take us into the knockout rounds.

Spurs were being held for a point against Burnley a few days later but the Dane stepped up again to score in stoppage time to hand us three points in the Premier League.

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Spurs banging the goals in

Tottenham were in a purple patch for a while during the festive period as we scored six past Everton at Goodison Park.

We then scored five past Bournemouth at Wembley and tried to keep pace with the top two, Liverpool and Manchester City.

Tottenham players celebrate

Tottenham players celebrate win over Bournemouth

Harry Winks was another star who had an injury-plagued season but he had one great moment to savour. Spurs were 1-1 against Fulham until Winks, possibly the smallest player on the field, ran in to head the winner.

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Harry Winks and Danny Rose

The late goals kept on coming, with Fernando Llorente bagging one against Watford after Son had equalised.

The South Korean then got the only goal of the game against a resolute Newcastle, and that was another late goal to add to the tally.

Champions League knockout drama

Borussia Dortmund were our opponents in the first knockout round of the Champions League, and we easily defeated the Bundesliga giants 3-0, with Jan Vertonghen scoring a great goal.

Our league form had taken a dip by then and we needed Hugo Lloris to come up big and save a penalty against Arsenal, thus rescuing a point for us.

Harry Kane was still doing his bit for the team and scored the only goal of the game against Dortmund in the Signal Iduna Park.

New beginnings at our new home

Our stadium was expected to open in September but there were several delays. However, the new stadium was ready this season as Spurs defeated Palace to begin a new era.

A few days later, we played Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and Son got the winner in the first leg.

We then faced City for the second leg at the Etihad, in what was the best game of the season, at that time.

The game was topsy turvy before Llorente scored our third goal to make it 4-3 on aggregate. The goal was checked by VAR but given.

We were going through to the semis on aggregate before Raheem Sterling thought he had scored in the final minute.

City’s players and Pep Guardiola were jubilant but all that came crashing down as VAR found Sergio Aguero to be marginally offside as the Spanish manager collapsed to the ground.

The Spurs players celebrated wildly after the final whistle, and there was more drama set to come in the next round.

Moura magic in Amsterdam

Moura had another big game for us as we came back from 3-0 down on aggregate in the Champions League semi-final second leg.

The Brazilian scored a second-half hat-trick to take us to the final, with the last goal coming just seconds before the final whistle.

The Tottenham players and even Mauricio Pochettino became emotional after the win as we were set to play in our biggest European game in decades.

Unfortunately, things did not go as planned with Moussa Sissoko giving away a handball early in the final.

Mohamed Salah scored the penalty before Divock Origi got the second of the game despite us trying to get the equaliser.

It was a disappointing end to the season but Pochettino and the players would have gained a lot of experience from the Champions League journey.

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Reaching the final without any new signings is a credit to the entire staff at the club, and we should come back stronger in the coming campaign with a few new faces.

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Tottenham’s midfield prodigy convinced silverware is just around the corner for the club

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Latest Spurs news: Harry Winks believes trophies will come soon at Tottenham

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks believes trophies are just around the corner under Mauricio Pochettino.

Spurs dealt with Champions League heartbreak last month when they lost to Liverpool in the final.

The last trophy Spurs have won was the League Cup in 2008, but have made great strides under the Argentine boss.

Harry Winks
Harry Winks

Tottenham have been contenders for the Premier League title a couple of times and are regulars in the Champions League now.

However, Winks was certain silverware was coming soon and added that there is a long-term plan for the club (h/t BBC):

“As long as we keep believing in what we have to do… I’m sure [trophies] are round the corner.

“Everybody is ambitious in the squad.

“Of course there comes a time when players want to start winning trophies. But there is a bigger picture at Tottenham.”

Winks signed a new five-year deal in the summer and is part of the Asia tour where we face Juventus and Manchester United.

Pochettino has worked his magic at Spurs

Winks highlighted the great “family” atmosphere Pochettino has created at the London club and added there were “no big egos” with everyone getting along well.

The English midfielder added that he wants to stay on after getting his break when he was 17 and lauded the incredible talent at the club.

Tottenham have grown under Pochettino but we do need to get some silverware next season.

Tanguy Ndombele is an incredible signing for Spurs, and hopefully, we get more players to increase our strength.

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Spurs have some work to do if they want to catch Manchester City or Liverpool next season, but we have several talented players that just need to stay fit for most of the campaign.

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Tottenham want £20m for English star attracting interest from PSG

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Spurs transfer news: Paris Saint-Germain interested in Tottenham’s Danny Rose

Sky Sports claims that Paris Saint-Germain are leading a list of clubs interested in signing Danny Rose.

The 29-year-old Tottenham star has not travelled with the side to Asia as he seeks a potential move away from the club.

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Danny Rose and Harry Winks

Rose was the first-choice left-back for Tottenham last season, and the report claims that the Englishman will leave if a suitable offer comes in.

Tottenham are looking to get £20m from the former Leeds United defender, who joined them in 2007 for £1m (h/t Sky Sports).

There is interest from Bundesliga club Schalke too for the defender, and the report adds that Rose is not part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.

Getting £20m from Rose would be a decent bit of business for Spurs, and we have already sold one full-back in the summer.

Kieran Trippier left Spurs to join Atletico Madrid, and this leaves us with Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters as the recognised senior right-backs.

Spurs need to sign another left-back in the summer

Losing Rose in the summer would reduce our options for the left-back position.

Ben Davies

Ben Davies is the only senior defender who can play in that position, and the Welshman signed a long-term deal with Tottenham recently.

However, we cannot go into the season just relying on the Welsh defender.

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The report claims that Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon is seen as the replacement for Rose, should the Englishman leave Spurs.

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Tottenham will move for Celtic star if Premier League rivals don’t sign 22-year-old

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham interested in signing Kieran Tierney

The Scotsman (h/t Sun) claims that Tottenham could move for Kieran Tierney of Celtic.

The 22-year-old has been one of Celtic’s most impressive players in recent years, and the left-back played 40 games for the Scottish giants last season.

The report adds that Arsenal are interested in the 22-year-old but Tottenham could swoop for Tierney if the Gunners do not stump up £25m.

Kieran Tierney

Tottenham could do with another defender coming in, with the club confirming that Danny Rose has not travelled for the Asia tour.

The English left-back will try to finalise a move away from Spurs in the summer, and the report claims that Ryan Sessegnon is another target for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Tierney was linked with Spurs last season

Celtic rejected a £15m bid from Arsenal, and the Scottish defender was linked with a move to Tottenham in the previous summer (h/t Sun).

The 22-year-old would be a great replacement for Rose, and it will be interesting to see who we land in the summer.

Losing Rose would see Tottenham left with just Ben Davies as a senior left-back.

Sessegnon has tons of potential and knows the English game well, but he didn’t have a great Premier League campaign last time around.

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Tierney has played more topflight games than Sessegnon, however, the Scottish Premiership is not at the same level as the Premier League.

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“I’ve got everything I want” – Boost for Tottenham as key star shows interest in continuing at the club

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Spurs transfer news: Vertonghen wants to stay at Tottenham next season

Tottenham have been handed a boost ahead of the new season with Jan Vertonghen claiming that he wants to stay at the club.

The former Ajax star has just 12 months left on his current deal, and the Evening Standard reports that there is uncertainty regarding the futures of Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld.

The two players also have just 12 months remaining on their respective deals, but Vertonghen is happy at Tottenham and added that it is the best club to play for (h/t Evening Standard):

“I’ve got a year left, I will have to see what happens.

“I love being here. I feel great with the manager, he’s been supporting me and making me a better player. I’ve got everything I want. It’s the best club to play for at the moment.”

The Belgian is currently with the team in Singapore as a part of their Asia tour where they face Juventus.

The next game is against Manchester United in Shanghai, scheduled for next Thursday.

Tottenham need to sort out the futures of the other players

Vertonghen wanting to stay at the club is great news ahead of the campaign, but there has to be clarity on the futures of Eriksen and Alderweireld.

Losing them now would be a blow but we would be guaranteed a decent amount for two of the best in the Premier League.

The worst outcome would be keeping them on their current deals and losing them for nothing at the end of the next season.

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Spurs have already been busy in this summer, signing Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke, and seeing Kieran Trippier leave for Atletico Madrid.

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