It’s been a difficult season at White Hart Lane but after publication of the club’s annual report, Chairman Daniel Levy attempted to look at the progress made by Tottenham in the last ten years or so. That progression was started by Martin Jol, the first to take us to within touching distance of the top four and Levy suggests that our disappointment at missing out on the Champions League is merely a mark of how far we have come.

“We have come far in the last decade – we have raised our expectations from a club aiming to be in the top half of the table to competing in Europe each season – to the point at which we find ourselves disappointed if we don’t make Champions League,” Levy said.

“This season, we have had to make significant changes, both in respect of coaching and playing staff and yet we are currently only two points less than last season’s tally. Whilst this season’s performances and results have not lived up to expectation, we believe our squad has potential and it is important that we all now show commitment and teamwork to get the best possible finish to the season,” he added.

Despite that admission that things hadn’t gone to plan in this campaign, the Chairman went on to state that there would be no major arrivals this summer.

“Our focus therefore is to continue to invest in and develop the squad – we shall not look to a summer of major upheaval, but rather to strengthen in key positions – to play the style of football for which we are famous and to deliver the new stadium.”

Leaving style of football and new stadium aside for one moment, it was fairly obvious that Levy wouldn’t be breaking the club’s transfer record three times in succession as he did last year – even if the Bale sale balanced the books. Those comments also suggest that the major clearout of deadwood won’t happen so we can only hope that the strengthening in key positions is more successful than last summer.

Who do you think Spurs need to sign in the forthcoming window?

 

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13 COMMENTS

  1. This has not been a year of progress for Spurs. They have sold and bought badly and the future with Levy in charge looks no better. I have been watching the team for over 60 years and I have seen good and bad times. This is a bad time and Mr. Levy being in charge must be ultimately to blame m.b.

  2. It is not a bad time at all, it may be dissapointing, but not bad. Last season we had our highest ever points tally and we are not far off this season. We have an excellent squad, yes we had too many new foreing players this season which has resulted in a transition season. But next season you watch LVG will get the best out of Lamella, Paulhinio, Chadli, Ericksen, Soldado. We need a new left back and a new winger, but noe a lot else. Look where we were a decade ago, and where we are now. Thats is progress. We are finanacially sound, a new stadium in the offing. What esle do we want ffs, It is wrong to base our expectations purely on whethere we qualify for CL, that is setting ourselves up for dissapointment. We should be happy to play in the Europa vase bescue it is good for the squad and for the buisness. COYS

  3. HH – 100% with you. People have short memories.
    We have a squad of players who were new to the PL and thrown together this season, with 2 managers, and they are still not far off the pace.
    With a season of PL experience behind them and a proven manager (expected) to get the most of the existing players, I really think we could be ready for a breakthrough season.
    That’s what I keep telling myself as I watch our current ‘manager’ embarrass himself and our club. Not long now…

  4. we need a new manager for next season some-one who knows what they are doing not a muppet like sherwood if he is still there for next season i think i will surpport arsenal (only joking) but we do need to sort this problem out at the end of this season please no sherwood

  5. buy – caulker,shawcross,konoplyanka,Roberto Firmino,lukaku
    sell – kaboul,dembele,lennon,naughton,adebayor,gomes,
    next season line-up
    lloris
    walker chiriches vertonghen rose
    capoue
    townsend livermore Firmino konoplyanka
    lukaku
    subs,caulker,friedel,lamela,soldado,bentaleb,sigurdsson,dawson

  6. We need to get a pacey left winger, so maybe konoplyanka.
    Centre back, so caulker probably
    Lukaku upfront to give us more options
    And someone at left back. Alex sandro from porto?

    • Sounds good but we 100% need to get rid of naughton,Rose and the worst winger In the championship,Sunday league, yes mr Lennon get rid of this guy and I believe everything will seem a lot better

  7. Ok so points wise we are not far off last season but I firmly believe we have gone backwards! So making the champions league may be optimistic but not impossible! For the last ten years we have at least put up a fight and got a few results against top four challengers, this season we have been capitulated in every game! For me I believe we need to invest in 3 young British players that can go straight into our first choice eleven, Shaw, Lalana and please find a good, solid centre back. The only non British player we should consider is Lukaku who has proven he can score and has prem experience. Levy go get them!!!!!! COYS

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