Their rebuilding process is ongoing, and with the season close to beginning, here are five reasons for supporters to stay positive.
Harry Redknapp is gone and his replacement is ready to go. Andre Villas-Boas has it all to prove after his failure at Chelsea, and that is good news for Spurs. He will be extra keen to rebuild his reputation, and his increased motivation will rub off on his players. He is one of the most thorough and forward thinking young managers in the game, and will be wiser after his experience at Tottenham last season. It will be interesting to see whether he comes across at tetchy with the media as he did last season or will be more relaxed. Expectation at Tottenham at least will be slightly more realistic than at Chelsea and there will be less egos at Spurs to cause him problems. Club and manager have the potential to be a perfect match given time.
Signed from under Liverpool's noses, Sigurdsson has so far looked a real coup. He scored a wondergoal against the New York Red Bulls in pre-season, on top of his debut goal against Stevenage, and offers real encouragement for the club. The Luka Modric situation may be concerning most supporters, but they should rest assured that a talented new midfielder has already been added to the ranks. He was excellent on loan at Swansea last season, scoring at White Hart Lane against Spurs, and fans can realistically expect him to reach double figures and counting in terms of goals in the season ahead/
More signings to come
Yes there is a disappointment in the air at the moment at the club's lack of strikers, and that little has been done to rectify it, but this is surely going to change. There are three weeks left before the transfer window closes, and supporters can expect their side to be one of the busier clubs. Strikers are needed, new midfielders, and possibly a goalkeeper, although not essential. Fans love to see new arrivals, and the excitement that brings, and there will likely be a late flourish of players signing on the dotted line before August is out.
Conspicuous by his absence last season, it is not unreasonable to suggest that if Tom Huddlestone had been fit throughout the campaign Tottenham would have finished in third and be looking forward to Champions League football. The midfielder has it all, and if he can still fulfill his potential he can be top class. The 25-year-old looks to have shaken off his ankle injury and has been featuring in pre-season. It will take perhaps a couple of months for him to get up to full speed, but when he does, all the platitudes of 'it's like having a new signing' will be truer than ever.
Tottenham's youth teams are producing some talented players, several of who will hope to play a part next season. Steven Caulker is the further forward in his development after a successful loan last season and showing for Great Britain, and he will rightly expect to be part of the first team set up. Harry Kane is on the fringes of the first team as a striker, and Tom Carroll is a talented passer in midfield. Jake Livermore is one who has stepped up and he will want to continue his development next season. Finally Souleymane Coulibaly, a 17-year-old Ivorian touted as the 'next Drogba' is pushing for involvement and may provide a shock if handed an opportunity in the League Cup.
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