A fifth placed finish is really the best that Spurs could have hoped for in what was clearly going to be a transitional season and the following stat shows that just how Mauricio Pochettino has overachieved.

It shows the top ten spenders this summer and where they finished. Tottenham were only the tenth biggest spenders, making their eventual finish of fifth a very credible result for Pochettino.

top 10 spenders

Of course, you could argue that the club spent an actual fortune in the previous summer, but the counter-argument is that of those seven players Poch only rates Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela.

Indeed, Pochettino trusts relatively few of his squad so it will be interesting to see what he can achieve when he’s able to bring in his own players.



  1. You want to take a look at the net spend, and then look at the net spend over the last 5 years. If you really want to see how a club can hold position.