Given the disappointing end to the 2022/23 season, which resulted in yet another scrambling search for a new manager, understandably not much was expected of Tottenham Hotspur in the new Premier League campaign. Despite links to Arne Slot and Julian Nagelsmann, Ange Postecoglou eventually arrived from Celtic as an unknown entity to most.
From his first few interviews in the role, the Australian spoke well and delivered a clear vision of how his front foot attacking style of play and in pre-season there were glimpses of that coming into affect. However, the departure of Harry Kane just a few days before the Premier League opener threw all of that into doubt, but Postecoglou remained calm and lead the Lilywhites to a tremendous start.
In their first 10 games, Spurs were undefeated with some marquee performances against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal. However it all came crashing down whenJames Maddison and Micky van de Ven limped off in the 4-1 defeat to Chelsea which saw Spurs end the game with more players being lost to injury and suspension
In the weeks following Spurs have lost back-to-back games 2-1 to Wolves and Aston Villa, respectively, with that run of defeats highly unlikely to end this weekend as they travel to face Manchester City. Nonetheless, even without the creativity of Maddison, Spurs created enough chances against Aston Villa and Postecoglou will be hoping that can continue in the final weeks of 2023.
With that said, football.london takes a look at what pundits are expecting from Tottenham this season.
Having been top of the league for the first few months of the 2023/24 season, pundits began including Tottenham in their title verdicts. While Spurs were playing attractive football and beingRead on football.london