Tottenham have out-performed all of the other London clubs this season and you’d imagine they would’ve taken that at the start of the season.
Over-performing and coming to close to the league title has made it a bitter-sweet season for the Lilywhites. It is crucial they don’t lose their enthusiasm or belief this summer, as they have all the right ingredients to make an even stronger title challenge next season. The talent is there and the manager is one of the best in the world, what could go wrong?
Knowing Tottenham as we all do: quite a lot.
This summer is pivotal for the club, and the big question is: how much does Daniel Levy want success?
Luckily, we have developed a FIVE-point-plan for Levy this summer. Some do’s and don’ts. Pochettino will surely thank us for this one, we might be giving you a platform for a league title and a chance to laugh in the faces of Arsenal and Chelsea!
The big boys will come waving money around for Harry Kane.
We know what Daniel Levy is like, a tough negotiator who loves a big sale. Kane is integral to this Spurs team and he personifies Pochettino’s ethos. Harry Kane is on course to become a world superstar and, whatever else happens, it would be tantamount to accepting mediocrity if he was sold.
Dele Alli has got himself in a bit of trouble – as have half the Spurs squad after their match at Stamford Bridge.
Leave the guy alone, though. He’s a young player who has that bite in his game that makes him what he is, he will learn himself and it doesn’t need some patronising speech from anyone else at the club to tell him how to behave. With truly wonderful sportsmen you often need to accept the rough in the knowledge that the smooth is truly magnificent.
They’ve scraped through this year without having a recognised number 9 back-up to Harry Kane, but with a lot of fixtures for their star and Champions League football beckoning, they simply must sign another striker.
Heung-min Son and Nacer Chadli did decent shifts when called upon, but that’s not quite the same as the striking depth that rivals have to call upon. Sign anyone, a youngster, a wiser head or just get someone from the academy, they just need a plan in case Kane is ruled out for a prolonged period.
Levy cannot afford to go in to, ‘well Leicester won it with this big a budget’ mode. A lot of clubs may well take that approach this summer and it has to be thought of that Leicester are the exception that proves the rule.
Sides won’t win again on a budget as small as that and Spurs are going to need to spend to keep up with their domestic rivals, let alone the European superpowers.
Pochettino, at both Spurs and Southampton, has proven himself as a wonderful manager.
So, Daniel Levy needs to keep his hands out of the running of the team and club. Pochettino knows what he’s doing and there is no way that any sort of interference from above is going to make his life any easier.