Is 2018 finally Tottenham's year?
Despite finishing last season without a trophy, Tottenham Hotspur fans can be proud of what their team achieved in 2016/17. Spurs' supporters now expect success in 2017/18.
For the final three months of the season, Tottenham Hotspur proved themselves to be the Premier League's best team. They may not have caught the Championship winners Chelsea, however, this Spurs team dominated every single rival before closing off the season. With a 7-1 crushing of Hull City and a 6-1 victory over the 2015/16 Champions Leicester City, Tottenham finished off their season in style.
More importantly for Tottenham fans though, will be the fact that their side has finally overcome the psychological hurdle of finishing above bitter rivals Arsenal in the league table for the first time in 20 years. Coming from an Arsenal fan, I can honestly say that it hurts me to admit that Tottenham was by far better than the Gunners last season. This has been coming for some time.
With Tottenham currently on pre-season, the club will no doubt be busy working out what kind of player will add value to their squad for the upcoming campaign. The impressive quartet of Harry Kane, Son, Dele Alli and Eriksen does not need much tinkering with. The defensive duo of Vertonghen and Alderweireld are possibly the Premier League's best pairing. An abundance of talented full backs at the club suggests that is not an area where Spurs will need to strengthen. Eric Dier and Wanyama at the heart of the midfield adds the guile that a league winner requires to last out the entire campaign. Therefore, perhaps Tottenham just need to stick to their guns and let this young, talented squad develop. Their star players are still very young. There appears to be enough strength in depth with the likes of Mousa Dembele, Harry Winks, Kevin Wimmer and Ben Davies available if needed.
Arsenal and Chelsea fans should be worried based on last season's performance. Tottenham could be set for Premier League title success next season.