Every season the same thing seems to happen to Tottenham over and over again. Promises of a fresh start and a top four finish never seem to materialize, and a new head coach is brought in. From the likes of Juande Ramos, to Harry Redknapp, to Mauricio Pochettino now, I truly have almost lost confidence in my club. However, like I do at the beginning of each season, my confidence begins to rise, and I begin having dreams about finishing in the top four.
Last season could have potentially been the worst of all. We had supposedly made seven world class signings, while giving up my favorite player and arguably top five player in the world, Gareth Bale. We had sold Elvis and gotten the Beatles they said. That’s what I thought too. However, things took a turn for the worst and everyone knows how we couldn’t beat the top four and how Tim “Dim” Sherwood took over and almost got us there somehow. However, at this point I can’t complain about last season because it is over and will never come back again. While I have hope for the coming season, I am still worried about a few things.
- First off, will we stick with the squad we have, or will Daniel Levy finally spend some money on a prolific striker or world class center back?
Hopefully the latter but I doubt it. If we do somehow sign a few more players and get rid of the deadweight like Aaron Lennon, Roberto Soldado and Younes Kaboul I will still be worried because we never seem to be able to produce when it matters as well. The key will be to beat the top clubs which I just cannot foresee happening with the current squad.
- Secondly, we need to make sure that Daniel Levy gives new head coach Mauricio Pochettino time to develop this squad.
I always wonder what would have happened if Levy gave some of the past managers the precious gift of time. If given this time, I truly believe Pochettino can develop Harry Kane, Andros Townsend, Eric Dier, and Ben Davies into stars. This could make us a club to be reckoned with in the future.
- Lastly, Spurs need to prove to the world that they are a legitimate threat by going all in on the Europa League.
If we win, and receive the automatic bid to the Champions League we can attract world class talents and raise funds. We will then become a power in England and Europe. Then I could say that it is not antagonizing to be a Tottenham Hotspur fan, and I wouldn’t have to write a similar editorial every August.