Stories after the Aston Villa game were dominated by Harry’s comments that Spurs would need to be bold over the summer if they wanted to continue to challenge for top four placings. The manager continues to claim that the club will find it harder to get into the Champions League and will have to think bigger in the transfer market than they may have done in recent seasons.
“We’re a good side. If we’re bold in the summer, we can build a team again that can be right there again next year,” he said.
“The league is changing and a top-four position is very difficult to achieve.”
Harry also alluded to a long season for him personally and one that he’ll be glad to see the back of.
“I’ll be glad when next week is over. It’s been a long old season,” he added.
“I just want to get in the Champions League and have a break and get away for a few days.
“It has been a hard year for me personally. What I went through with the court case was the most difficult thing I’ve ever faced in my life.
“It definitely takes a strain on you. I do tend to get on with things but there’s no doubt it has an effect.”
Harry’s comments raise two questions really – exactly how much of an impact has his personal situation had on the club’s season and exactly how bold will they be?
Will we see a Vertonghen rather than a Nelsen or a Damiao rather than a Saha?