Spurs laying foundations for a new era of success

Just as it is easy to see the foundations being set into place for the new stadium, the foundations can be seen as firmly in place for a team and manager to have what could potentially be the most exciting and successful period Spurs have ever known.

After years of wasting money on ‘big name but no clue signings’, we now have a manager that has the confidence and boldness to promote talent from our fantastic youth academy, along with buying the right players to compliment the current team.

I believe that this coming season will not see many changes at White Hart Lane, but will see some additions that will bring the team forward that little bit further to challenge on both the domestic and European front without suffering the ‘hangovers’ we have become synonymous with.

There are two players that seem to be repeatedly linked on forums; one being Ousmane Dembele and the other being Michy Batshuayi.

Both players would be welcome additions and fit the Pochettino criteria of being hard-working, fast and young. I would go so far as to say Ousmane Dembele could have a similar impact to Dele Alli this season. Batshuayi has an advantage in that he has already had some schooling in the way Pochettino works as he was managed previously by Marcelo Bielsa – a man the Argentine regards as his mentor, and the man responsible somewhat for the way he trains his players.

The only issue I see going forward is keeping any additions to the squad happy because the current team are very much established now and Pochettino is a manager that prefers to play the same players each week, but I believe he will only sign players that he knows will buy into his philosophy, which can only be a good thing.

So my season’s verdict is this: yes Leicester are champions, but our team has performed far beyond the expectations we harboured at the start of the campaign, and it is looking like things can only get better.

Taking nothing away from Leicester, but where do they go from here? The party of all parties will be had in the next couple of weeks, but once the dust settles and the excitement of next season starts to ramp up, maybe one or two players such as N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez will be sold for massive profit, and Leicester will find next season a totally different kettle of fish with the Champions League to contend with – as Spurs are well aware sometimes the Champions League can make a club go backwards instead of forward.

Anyway, I can finally say with total confidence now that the future is bright and the future is Lilywhite.

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