Tottenham Hotspur’s season has got off to a fine start. The north London club came from behind to beat newly-promoted Aston Villa on the opening weekend. Mauricio Pochettino’s side then battled to a very creditable draw against the reigning champions Manchester City.
Spurs now look to have settled into life at their new stadium and they invested well over the summer too. Due to this, optimism is currently fairly high at the club. The summer arrivals of Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele have certainly given the fans a lift and freshened up the squad.
Manager Pochettino is clearly keen to get to work in this new-look dressing room. He also believes that the squad can achieve some great successes this season. The Argentine coach has revealed to Sky Sports his objective for the new campaign. Pochettino said, “it is going to be difficult because last season we were in the top four and the final of the Champions League but we want to be better every season and in every area. That is our objective…We love that challenge…This season looks like it will be the one where we will start the regeneration of the squad. This is a new cycle”.
Spurs face a mammoth task in replicating their achievements of last season, let alone surpassing them. However, their main objective should be successfully bringing through the next generation of players. As well as the new signings, youngsters such as Kyle Walker-Peters, Juan Foyth and Oliver Skipp have plenty to prove this season. They can all certainly expect to get a good deal of game time.
If Pochettino can guide the club to Champions League qualification whilst simultaneously setting up his squad for the future then that should constitute a successful season.