Spurs’ season couldn’t have had a worse start as their opening fixture against Everton has been postponed due to the ongoing riots in London. After a long wait they will have to wait for another 9 days for their premier league campaign to kick start. But what can we expect from them next season?
Previous season review:
A fantastic season or a poor one? Some might say it was a wonderful season for them due to their brilliant run in the Champions league and some might say it was a poor one because they couldn’t be succesful in back to back champions league qualifications. Spurs could just finish 5th last term after their dip in form at the end of season. Tottenham at one stage were looking firm on 3rd place in the premier league but perished. They were also knocked out by Fulham in the FA Cup in 4th round, and by Arsenal in the Carling Cup in 4th round as well. All Spurs had last season was a fantastic Champions league run, beating both AC Milan and Inter Milan over the two legs, before missing out against Real Madrid in the Quarters. To sum up, in my opinion they had a fair season.
Tottenham Hotspur has had a good Pre-season. They went to South Africa and played 3 games over there, drawing one, losing one and winning one. They played one of their friendly against Brighton and Hove Albion coming out to be winners there. Spurs also beat Atletico Bilbao by 2 goals to 1 in their first home game over 2 and a half months. They have played some good football in pre-season and they look up and ready for the start of the coming season.
Brad Fridel: Spurs had to look for a keeper as Huerelho Gomes was their 1st choice goalkeeper. Gomes had made huge blunders last season and Harry Redknapp just cannot carry on with him anymore. Brad Fridel was bought for free from Aston Villa
Souleymane Coulibaly: An U-17 WC star, Coulibaly was signed from Siena for a reported 2mn. Coulibaly is a striker who is already been dubbed as the “next Drogba”. He scored 9 goals in just 4 games for Ivory Coast in the recent U-17 WC.
Cristain Ceballos: Ceballos was bought from Barcelona’s youth for free. He is a wonderful attacking midfielder full of skills. He can pop in as a striker as well.
Tottenham Hotspur have a lot of deadwood in their squad. They have been able to sell Jamie O’hara for 5mn to Wolves. They let Jonathan Woodgate go for free as he joined Stoke City soon. They have send Kyle Naughton (Norwich), Steven Caulker (Swansea), Bongani Khumalo (Reading), Ryan Mason (Doncaster), Jonathan Obika (Yeovil) all on loan
Spurs have found it difficult to buy in new players as Luka Modric was heavily linked with Chelsea almost throughout the transfer window. They need a good 20-goal season striker but due to some poor financial circumstances the club has made a statement that they will have to sell first before buying.
How can they shape up?
Tottenham Hotspur have got a fantastic squad with a lot of depth in it. They can play a 4-4-1-1 formation with Huddlestone as their Centre defensive midfielder and Modric as attacking midfielder. Bale and Lennon will provide lots of pace from the wings and Van Der vaart can play as supporting striker to either Defoe, Pavlyuchenko or Crouch.
They can also play a 4-4-2 formation. Playing 2 strikers and playing either Modric or van Der Vaart as an attacking midfielder. Same wingers and defensive midfielder.
There defense looks quite strong. Kyle walker the young England Right back with Vedran Corluka as his back up and Alan Hutton. They can play Benoit Assou-Ekkoto as their Left back with Danny Rose as a back up. They have got fantastic Center Backs. Ledley King the club-captain, Micheal dawson, Willian Gallas,Younes Kaboul and Sebastian Bassong.
Most Important Player:
After a fantastic hat-trick against Inter Milan he’s won many hearts at Tottenham and around the world. He’s got fantastic speed and skill. He won the PFA player of the year recently and i would rate him as the most important player of Spurs’ team. He’s capable of scoring goals and also creating goals. He has got the potential to be one of the best player on the planet in about a years time. He’s Gareth Bale.
What Should be their Ambition?
Simply their ambition should be to get back into top 4 in the premier league. They should be eyeing a trophy as well, like a Carling Cup or the FA Cup. But finishing in the top 4 and getting back into the champions league should be their main target.
BUT i expect them to finish 3rd in the table above their Champions league-place rivals Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool. What do you expect from Spurs this season?!?!?