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Premier League Previews: Spurs

What are you most excited about heading into the new season?

After one of the most surreal, incredible and simultaneously disappointing seasons, I’m excited to see us make one more step forward in our attempts to challenge the best teams in the world. 

Hopefully, with the additions made, we can make further progress and finally get the trophy this Pochettino era deserves. Alongside the football, spending a (long overdue) whole season in back in N17 is going to be a joy. Back to the pubs and cafs we know and love, and hopefully a successful football team alongside it. That’d be nice. 

What worries you ahead of the new season?

We’re in a decent position, I think if we do get a couple of transfers over the line there’ll be a very positive tone to kick off the season for Spurs fans. However, injuries hurt us last season, and keeping Kane, Alli, Dier and co. fit after some long-term injuries last time out will be key. 

We’ve got to hope that Kane’s ankle has had enough rest over the summer and that he’s ready to kick on and reclaim the Golden Boot!  

What have you made of your club’s transfer activity this summer?

Ndombele is the signing we were crying out for – we hadn’t replaced Dembele, who was so crucial to our style of play, but I think we’ve done that now.

It’s always a little bit frustrating to see transfers go down to the wire, but if we can get Lo Celso and Sessegnon over the line, I’ll be buzzing. Oh, and maybe that Dybala lad as well. Come on Levy, get it done!

My only gripe would be not replacing Trippier, but if Aurier, Kyle Walker-Peters, and Foyth can step up, then I think we should be covered. 

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What unpopular opinion do you have about your team going into the season?

Ooosh. Difficult question. I’d say that being a big fan of how Daniel Levy runs the club could be pretty unpopular with a lot of Spurs fans. I love that the club don’t get involved in paying ridiculous wages (Kane deserves it. Give it all to Kane). 

The club goes about things in the right way, and I’m glad they’re in the hands of a sensible, savvy man in Daniel Levy… but if we don’t sign Dybala I’m fully #LevyOut. #joking #sortof

Who would win if your squad had a WWE Royal Rumble style fight?

Definitely Moussa Sissoko: the absolute power house. 

No one can stop him. Although, if it got to the final two, his finishing might let him down – then it’d be Heung Min-Son who, after hiding under the ring for the whole fight, would snatch the win. 

Cue the comments that we don’t win things… bastards. 

Where do you think your team will realistically finish in the Premier League?

The Premier League ended up as a little bit of a side-show to our Champions League exploits, and really when you look at it,  we didn’t have a very good season with a lot of silly losses and a disappointing end. Relying on Brighton and Glenn Murray to save us by getting a point at the Emirates to secure top four is not a position you want to be in. 

This season is all about challenging that top two, and being more consistent against the teams we really should be beating.  

I’d say it would be realistic to say 2nd/3rd in the Premier League. Put that together with another good run in the Champions League and a domestic trophy, and you’ve got an incredible season. Yeah, that’ll do nicely.