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Tottenham Hotspur 16-17 Season review

Tottenham Hotspur 16-17 Season review. Photo: Getty Images
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Record 26-8-4
Goals scored:86(most in the league)
Goals conceded:26 (least in the league)

Its been the second season in a row that the Lilywhites came close to winning the title but could not eventually manage to pull it off. After playing some great football last season which impressed lots of football fans, Tottenham were wonderful in this season too as they finished second (their best ever finish in Premier League era) 7 points behind eventual winners Chelsea.

Harry Kane inspite of spending a better part of 3 months in the sidelines due to injury, finished with 29 goals, winning yet another golden boot in the process. Dele Alli scored 22. H.M.Son found the net on a regular basis too as its been the first time in the Premier League era that three of the club’s players ended with 20+ goals in the season.

Christian Eriksen had a huge impact as he ended the season second in assists chart just behind City’s De Bruyne. Vertonghen probably had the best ever Spurs season in his carrier as he played a major part in many of the team’s victories.

Tottenham’s signing this season Victor Wanyama was a force to reckon with. Using his physical strength and impeccable ability to boss the midfield he proved to the man spurs needed for quiet some time. However, Other new signings Moussa Dembele and Vincent Jansen did not enjoy the best of seasons. So the question whether the Club still lacks the squad depth required to win titles in a long exhausting season still remains unanswered.

The Club’s European quest was one the Club fans would like to forget. Injuries, Pochettino’s surprising team selection in some matches as well as the fact that their group was in reality quiet harder than most people thought, saw them relegate to the Europa League. In Europa the club was embarrassingly sent out in the very next round by the hands off Belgian team Genk. Spurs were forced to play the European home fixtures at Wembley. Though the Spurs fans filled the stadium up, the team could not really adapt to the Home Stadium of The England National Team.

Spurs accordingly to must pundits and fans worldwide was the most complete footballing side in the league from the start of 2017 as they notched up one win after another and their wins which included their 2-0 win over Chelsea saw Chelsea’once 13 points lead cut down to 4. But Conte’s men ended their season on a high and ensured the title. If anything that can be blamed for the loss the title, it was some disappointing performances in November in absence of Kane that saw them draw a bit more compared to their liking.
Fa Cup ended on a bitter note as the club was beaten by bitter rivals Chelsea by a scoreline of 4-2.

Though the club has enjoyed a couple of pretty decent seasons, there are still problems that needs to be addressed. The Club sure finished above neighbors Arsenal but the fact remains that the club once again has no silverware to show for all the good work they put throughout the season.

The other rivals clubs of the top six like City United Arsenal or even Liverpool have a stronger financial backing than the side and with some of the above mentioned clubs reportedly being Ready to spend big the work of the North London side will be more difficult.

The key target of the Management would once again remain to retain the core the young dynamic side. Kyle Walker has in all probability played his last for the club. Having ended their memorable reign at the White Hart Lane with a unbeaten League season (17wins,2 draws) the club will play all the home matches of next season at Wembley. And to be speaking realistically the way the club performed at the venue this season, the Lilywhites are far from being the favourites for next season. But with an able manager Mauricio Pochettino at the helm and players ready to give his all for him things might just be a little different than what most people think at this moment. After all that is what Pochettino has been doing for two seasons now. The skies of Tottenham are filled with renewed hopes, more than the club has ever had in the past couple of decades and we all wish nothing but the best for The White side of North London.