It has been another good season for Tottenham, who are in the process of building something special. With the squad and manager that they have and the move into the new stadium next season, the future looks bright for Spurs.
Mauricio Pochettino is one of the best managers in Europe and he wants Daniel Levy to give him the money required to build on the squad he already has so he can push for Premier League and Champions League glory.
With players like Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen, Spurs have a superb young squad that could achieve greatness if they keep hold of the manager.
Pochettino made it clear after the win over Leicester that he will stay at Spurs if he gets the financial backing from Levy, if he does not, clubs like Chelsea will hope to poach Pochettino.
Here’s what we learend from Tottenham’s season.
1. Spurs need to keep Pochettino
After the win against Leicester, Pochettino made it clear he wants the financial backing to take Spurs to the next level. It seems that Pochettino is sending a message to Levy to give him the money or he may be off.
It has been reported that Chelsea are ready to bring Pochettino to Stamford Bridge when Antonio Conte leaves after the FA Cup final.
It would appear that Spurs need to change their wage and transfer policy to keep players like Alderweireld and Kane and also spend to strengthen the squad.
Considering Spurs have a net spend half the size of the other top four teams, they have done fantastically well to finish third.
2. Harry Kane is world class
2014/15 season: 21 goals in 34 appearances
2015/16 season: 25 goals in 38 appearances
2016/17 season: 29 goals in 30 appearances
2017/18 season: 30 goals in 37 appearances
Harry Kane has now made it four seasons in a row in which he has scored 20 goals or more in the Premier League. Scoring more goals in each season over the past four seasons, he really has propelled himself into being considered one of the world’s best strikers.
3. Daniel Levy needs to spend
With it being reported in the media that Pochettino wants money to spend for him to stay at Spurs, it looks like Levy may have to change his policy on wages and transfers.
For Spurs to go to that next level and compete with Man City in the Premier League. they will need to start paying bigger wages to keep their star players and attract other world class players.
Levy has always run a tight ship at Spurs but now he needs to decide if they are a ‘big team’ or a ‘nearly team’.
4. Spurs are the best team in North London
Spurs have now finished above Arsenal in the last two seasons and this season, they finished 14 points ahead of their North London rivals, a huge gap.
For the first time in a very long time, Spurs have the better squad and Pochettino is certainly a better manager than Wenger was in his later years.
Spurs have finished in the top four this year with the Gunners only managing sixth, Champions League football for Spurs and not for the Gunners means the bragging rights for now belong to Spurs.
5. Christian Eriksen makes Spurs tick
Eriksen this season has scored 14 goals and made 12 assists in 47 appearances.
Kane takes most of the headlines as he scores the goals but Eriksen has had a superb season with Spurs.
The Danish magician has great technical ability, scores goals and he can deliver dangerous balls from set pieces. Pochettino gives him the free role going forward and he drifts into such dangerous positions causing the opposition teams huge problems.
Another player who has had a superb season in North London.