It is probably a boring mantra now to football fans, both of the Spurs persuasion and otherwise, but it was a difficult domestic season for Spurs.
Let me remind you as to exactly why. For one thing, the World Cup disrupted pre-season badly and most of the Spurs squad returned to the club for training about a week before the season opened.
Then, of course, Spurs’ new stadium was severely delayed, leaving Spurs stuck at Wembley Stadium for the bulk of the season. Spurs also did not sign any new players during the course of two transfer windows, a situation made worse by a terrible injury record which saw many key players unavailable – including Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Harry Winks – for extended periods.
These factors took its toll especially on Spurs’ chase for the top 4 as it began to lose games with alarming frequency after building up an almost 10 point lead over its closest rivals.
Luckily for Spurs, both Arsenal and Man Utd ‘bottled’ their crucial run-ins leaving Spurs to limp over the line with this 2-2 home draw with Everton which provided them with a one point advantage over fifth Arsenal, thereby sending Spurs into next season’s Champions League.
A competition that they are on course to contest the final against Liverpool on 1st June. It has been a difficult season but it may well end up as being Spurs most successful in a very long time. Would that be something???
COME ON YOU SPURS!!!