Spurs expect ‘special season’ despite the absence of purchases
Tottenham Hotspur this summer as the only titelkandidaat in the Premier League was not yet a big purchase, but nevertheless, trust is big with the number two of last season.
“We have been playing for a number of years together and everyone knows what his role is within the team,” said midfielder Moussa Dembele on Wednesday during a press conference for the new Premier League season to promote against Sky Sports.
“Our main aim this summer to keep the team together and that is almost entirely successful. We have a lot of confidence by our game of the past few years and I think this season is very special for us.”
Tottenham Hotspur ended last season on seven points of champions Chelsea second in the Premier League. A year earlier, the Spurs third, after they to the last weeks of the season were to the title.
The club from London is, for now, however, inactive in the summer transfer market. The fans of the Spurs are still waiting for the first aanwist, while right back Kyle Walker for a 57 million euro switched over to competitor Manchester City.
The club manager Josep Guardiola also explained tens of millions of down for, among others, Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Ederson. Also Chelsea Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rüdiger and Tiemoué Bakayoko), Manchester United (Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelöf and Nemanja Matic), Arsenal (Alexandre Lacazette, Saed Kolasinac) and Liverpool (Mohamed Salah) have significant business done in the transfer market.
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An overview of the largest foreign transfers. Neymar left Barcelona FC for no fewer than 222 million euros for Paris Saint-Germain.
Romelu Lukak: from Everton to Manchester United
Alvaro Morata: Real Madrid to Chelsea
Benjamin Mendy: from AS Monaco to Manchester City
Alexandre Lacazette: from Olympique Lyon to Arsenal
Kyle Walker: Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester City
James Rodriguez: Real Madrid to Bayern Munich (on rental basis)
Bernardo Silva: AS Monaco to Manchester City
Leonardo Bonucci: Juventus to AC Milan
Mohamed Salah: from AS Roma to Liverpool
Corentin Tolisso: from Olympique Lyon to Bayern Munich
Tiemoué Bakayoko: from AS Monaco to Chelsea
Ederson: from Benfica to Manchester City
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Federico Bernardeschi: from Fiorentina to Juventus
Nemanja Matic: Chelsea to Manchester United
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino wants, especially, to the advantage look of the transferluwte at his club. “We are ready for the new season, we have a team that is already on each other’s wavelength.”
“Tottenham has in the last few years a very clear philosophy exhibited,” continues the 45-year-old Argentinian. “If you have a very good team and a clear plan, then it is not easy to find the right players to find out.”
Pochettino expects, nevertheless, that he before the close of the transfer market on 31 August the reinforcement(s) can be welcome. “Our president works together with our hoofdscout hard to strengthen our team and new energy.”
The manager does not expect his team this season will struggle with the move to Wembley. The Spurs play this season, all their home matches in the national stadium because their own White Hart Lane is being grown.
Last season, won Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League and the Europa League, but one of its four home matches at Wembley, but Pochettino will find that a “convenient excuse”. “Wembley can be just as magical for us as White Hart Lane.”
The Spurs begin their Premier League season on Sunday at 14.30 pm local time with an away game against promoted Newcastle United.
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