Feel it’s about time to change Tottenham Hotspur’s trophy record? Taking on the Spurs job is a tricky one and will give you a new found respect for Mauricio Pochettino. But relax – Football FanCast has you covered with an in-depth guide to North London club on FIFA 19 Career Mode.
The board feel its time for a change in fortunes as they want you to clinch their first Premier League trophy and pair it with the FA Cup – Spurs have not won the top flight since 1961!
Domestic success is the only critical aspect of your objectives, with the board also looking for you to promote and develop youth players and make £176million through shirt sales – something that will be helped by having the likes of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen performing well on a regular basis.
With a new stadium just built, the transfer budget for your first season is a lot smaller than the club’s rivals. You do have the benefit of that new ground – ready and waiting from the off unlike in real life – but with just £79.6million to play with, you will need to be cautious about who you target.
One option to stretch the budget is to move the focus even further towards the outright amount. Should you take the wage allowance down from £272,000-a-week to £162k, you will find it far easier signing two additions for your starting XI.
Hirving Lozano destroyed Tottenham in the Champions League when Pochettino’s side faced PSV Eindhoven, and would be the ideal addition to the Lilywhites’ flanks.
His rapid pace and agile dribbling allows the Mexican to nip around defenders and deliver a killer cross or blistering shot, and he performs well beyond his initial 81 rating.
Lozano can also play on either wing and, should you need, as a striker.
Over the past few years, Tottenham’s centre-back partnership of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen has been the best in the league – even if they are yet to have a trophy to show for it. But with the Belgian duo hitting the latter stages of their careers, a new addition to partner Davinson Sanchez would be a wise move.
Juventus star Daniele Rugani may start as an 82 rated defender, but his 86 standing tackle, 86 interceptions and 87 marking make him a monster to get around.
Hugo Lloris is one of the highest rated goalkeepers on the game, but the 31-year-old often performs well below his rating in this year’s edition of FIFA. He’ll be a steady pair of hands for the first few seasons, but you’ll regret not making a move for Real Betis shot-stopper Pau Lopez when you need a new man between the sticks.
The Spaniard is just 23 and goes on to reach an 87 rating.
There may not be a lot of options up top in Spurs’ ranks, but Fernando Llorente is not the man you want to call on when Harry Kane needs a rest. The 33-year-old is rated just 76 and his best stat is his positioning.
You would think with positioning in the mid-80s he’ll get where the goals are, but with 29 acceleration and 32 sprint speed he’ll still be in your half when the ball whizzes across the box.
Even if you don’t buy a new goalkeeper to deputise for Lloris, Michel Vorm must be sold.
The Dutch goalkeeper is on the decline but can see you make around £3million before his contract expires in the following summer.
Pochettino may love using him, but Ben Davies is not the full-back you want to use on FIFA. Danny Rose has the pace, the dribbling and the passing, while the Welsh international only has his tackling and stamina to fall back on.
He’s smashed into the first team in real life and you can rest easy knowing Juan Foyth can be a member of your starting XI.
The 20-year-old begins as a 72 rated defender, but goes on to reach 85 given enough game time. His 71 pace and 73 reactions make him a superb young defender.
The defensive midfield slot is a hotly contested position in the first team, but look to the youth ranks should you need another option for Oliver Skipp has great potential and solid all-round stats. There are no stand-out numbers on his board, but the 18-year-old has solid foundations should you give him enough care and attention.
If you like your young defensive midfielders to be ball-playing options rather than tackling gods, Tashan Oakley-Boothe will be more up your street. The 18-year-old has a lower potential than Skipp, but possesses amazing passing for someone of his age and rating.