EPL TOP 6 PREVIEW: TOTTENHAM

EPL TOP 6 PREVIEW: TOTTENHAM

EPL TOP 6 PREVIEW: TOTTENHAM

By: Steve Kientzy

EPL

TOTTENHAM

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Key Additions

Toby Alderweireld

Kevin Wimmer

Kieran Trippier


Key Losses

Younes Kaboul

Paulinho

Etienne Capoue

Lewis Holtby


Tottenham Hotspur finished in fifth place in the 2014/15 season. It was another rebuilding year as they hired their third manager within a year, Mauricio Pochettino. Tottenham was still in rebuilding mode after dealing with the loss of Gareth Bale. The future looks bright with Harry Kane, as the Tottenham academy player finished with 21 Premier League goals and stealing the spot light in his first year as a true starter. Coming in having limited success in his international career, Spurs fans were pleased to watch Kane be named Young Player of the year in April. The Spurs struggled defensively all season but proved that they can compete with top competition when they beat Arsenal and Chelsea at White Hart Lane. With the core of the team not going anywhere Tottenham look to build off of last season’s fifth place finish.

Pochettino and his Spurs look to crack the top four this year. Coming into this season the Spurs biggest weakness was the center of their defense. With the signing of Centreback Toby Alderweireld, look for that to change. Toby will control the defense for the Spurs as he did last year at Southhampton.  Harry Kane will look to build off his breakthrough season last year. He will be a watched man all season and The Spurs are still looking for another key signing to help him up front. The back line strengthened, but The Spurs are not yet over the hump and the lack of options up front will put too much pressure at the feet of Harry Kane.