Squad analysis EPL 2018-19: Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur showed character and were resolute in their opening Premier League encounter of the 2018-19 season. Spurs have three points in their bag after beating Newcastle United 2-1 and that will give the players and the coach plenty of confidence. The London club will also be moving into their new stadium next month and it's a crucial season ahead.
The squad, which Mauricio Pochettino has at his disposal, gave us an indication as in why the Argentine didn't add a single player in the transfer window. Mauricio has young players, whom he trusts immensely and there is a belief to achieve great things.
Harry Kane leads this side in attack and the onus will be on him, once again, to rally Spurs this season. Besides the charismatic Kane, Spurs have a decent back-up in the experienced Fernando Llorente. Son Heung-min adds flavor with his attributes alongside Lucas. The scarcely used Vincent Janssen too fills in. Then there is the versatile Lamela and Sissoko.
Since the last 4 seasons, Harry Kane has been phenomenal for Spurs. He has racked up 100+ goals in Premier League during this period, winning the Golden Boot twice. Kane had a productive World Cup in Russia and there will be confidence booming.
Tottenham have one of the best mid-fields in the league. The players are settled and know their attributes well. Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are the engines of the mid-field. They have the capabilities to create as well as score pivotal goals. Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama are sturdy as defensive mid-fielders. Mousa Dembele and Harry Winks add more steel and cushion.
Alli is their go to man in mid-field. He was instrumental in the match against Newcastle after getting into the score-sheet. He has had three fantastic seasons at Spurs. He has double-figure mark in terms of goals every season. His passing range is strong.
Pochettino has the right balance when it comes to defensive structure. The club received a boost in not letting Toby Alderweireld leave this summer. Besides Toby, in central defense they have a leader in Jan Vertonghen and the enigmatic Davinson Sanchez. Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier are top right-backs. Ben Davies and Danny Rose are vital left-back options. Then there is youngster Kyle Walker-Peters.
Belgian Jan Vertonghen has grown on to become one of the top rated defenders in the world. He is strong with his ability to intercept and make crunch tackles. His physical prowess makes him dangerous. He also gets in the odd goals.
The ever talented and experienced Hugo Lloris is the prime figure in goal. He has played a crucial role in contributing towards the side having one of the meanest defensive records in the Premier League. Michel Vorm is the 2nd choice keeper, but lacks world class attributes. Paulo Gazzaniga comes in as the 3rd choice keeper.