The last time that I predicted that Spurs would win the league was the year which we famously came ‘3rd in a 2 course race’ beaten to the punch by Arsenal and Leicester. It is for this reason why my friend and fellow Spurs fan Steven Stapinski asked me not to write this article, in case I once again put the curse on the team! I was tempted to listen to my good friend but the reality is that I am very excited about what this 2020/21 season will bring for the Lilywhites, and here is exactly why I think that winning the league is doable.
There are two points which I want to make on transfers here, the first is that the talent which we have brought in during this summer window is incredible, all just what was needed and all are going to put enormous pressure on places in the squad. This will ensure that no player assumes that they will be playing. The second point to make is that last summer’s transfers are now coming good too, and bth Lo Celso and Ndombele look high quality assets.
Terrifying Front Three
Spurs fans have enjoyed the partnership between Kane and Son for a couple of years now and I would argue that under Jose’s system, with Kane playing deeper, that the partnership is better than ever before. I almost cannot believe I am typing this, but adding Gareth Bale to that front two has created one of the league’s most terrifying attacking lineups. There is no doubt that teams will play with fear when they come up against those front three, and if they all stay fit, they could lead us to the title.
He may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and people can say whatever they want about the man, but Jose Mourinho is a winner. Jose has won trophies and/or leagues at every single club that he has been to. The Portuguese manager took a lowly Porto to win the Champions League, a terrible Manchester United to Europa and FA cup success, and he is the man, if there is one, to take Spurs to the top of the league.
Having brought in Gareth Bale, Mourinho and Reguilion, Spurs now have players who know what it takes to win trophies, players who have the experience in doing so and players who will help the rest of the dressing room. This experience is going to prove so valuable. Beyond this, we have players in that squad who still feel the pain of being beaten in the final of the Champions League, that pain can be easily turned into passion and we can use that to lift our very first Premier League title.
It sounds incredibly optimistic of course, but I have a genuine feeling that this is going to happen this year, and I have already put myself a little bet on it too!