Will 2017-18 be a Season of Silverware for Spurs?
With less than an eighth of the season remaining, Spurs were in the running for two different trophies. However, despite a thumping 7-1 victory on the final day of the campaign, Mauricio Pochettino's side ended the season with nothing to show for it. Can the North London side fill their trophy cabinet next season?
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It's rare for the white half of North London to have the bragging rights over their noisy neighbours but Spurs' finished 11 points above Arsenal and were enjoyable to watch throughout the campaign.
They finished just seven points behind eventual winners Chelsea, finding the Blues in imperious form under Antonio Conte. Their home form was near-perfect, smashing their previous best record at the stadium and dropping a mere four points all season. They also scored 13 goals in their last two away matches of the season.
The club will be spending next season playing their home matches at Wembley Stadium as White Hart Lane undergoes significant improvements. They struggled to find their flow at the National Stadium in the UEFA Champions League this season and the prospect of ten months in West London is certainly a huge concern for the fans.
Spurs' budget is small compared to their majority of their rivals with Daniel Levy running a tight ship behind the scenes. Any Spurs fans hoping for big money signings or bids for world class players may end up disappointed this summer with the Argentinean boss warning that stadium improvements take financial priority.
They can boast a hugely talented squad but the side needs to move forward this summer. They are priced at 9/1 in the Premier League betting for next season, ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool, which shows how far the club have come.
Another striker should take priority with Vincent Janssen largely disappointing since his transfer from AZ Alkmaar. The Dutchman hasn't taken his chances and has struggled with the pace of the Premier League. He could find himself heading back to the Eredivisie in the coming months.
Harry Kane was superb once again and won the golden boot with an impressive 29 goals but the over-reliance on the forward is a concern. Son isn't an out and out striker and some support is desperately needed.
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If Kane picks a season-ending injury, Spurs are in trouble. It's a juggling act of great difficulty but they require a striker who is happy to play second fiddle to the England man but also one who is able to step up and perform if Kane isn't fit enough to start. Sebastian Driussi of River Plate is one player who has been linked with the club this summer.
Spurs will certainly be competitive in both the EFL and FA Cup next season but the Premier League title is surely their main aim. With Champions League football on the cards again, Spurs need to bulk out their squad ahead of next season.
Pochettino's young side are full of confidence, hold no fear, and are undoubtedly one of the most exciting sides in recent memory. They must continue their upward momentum over the next 12 months and make sure they don't let the stadium upheaval knock them off course. Spurs have an excellent chance of stocking up their trophy cabinet next season but they must recruit sensibly this summer.
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