Here's Tottenham Hotspur's potential side for next season based on current players and possible signings.
Mauricio Pochettino will be quietly confident looking ahead to next season after he made his first signings as Tottenham Hotspur boss.
The team also secured an important win against Toronto in a friendly, which will help confidence and momentum to build ahead of the new campaign, which can only work well for the team.
We’ve attempted to name Spurs’s starting side for the new season.
GK – Hugo Lloris
Despite the arrival of Michel Vorm, Lloris will be the number one. He’s one of the best around in terms of looking for ways to take the pressure off of his defence.
RB – Kyle Walker
Walker may get the nod over Kyle Naughton. Walker will be aiming to improve his consistency next season.
CB – Ron Vlaar
There has been plenty of talk over the last couple of days that Aston Villa’s captain could move to White Hart Lane. He goes straight into the back four if he does.
CB – Jan Vertonghen
The Belgian is the obvious choice for left sided centre-back. He’s also capable of covering at left-back.
LB – Ben Davies
Davies joined in a double deal with Vorm from Swansea City. He had a decent game against Toronto and Pochettino will be looking for more as pre-season rolls on.
RM – Aaron Lennon
Lennon has always had bags of pace and that should work well for him in a system where Pochettino will encourage his players to press high up the pitch.
DM – Etienne Capoue
Pochettino hinted against Toronto that Capoue could be the man he uses to protect the back four. Sandro hasn’t travelled because of a virus the club doesn’t want to spread.
CM – Paulinho
Paulinho has been given extra time off following the World Cup but he’s a good option to have in the middle of the team.
AM – Erik Lamela
Lamela was superb against Toronto and Pochettino hinted after the game that he has big plans for his fellow Argentine.
LM – Christian Eriksen
A wide role may not suit Eriksen’s best qualities but he was effective from the left under Tim Sherwood and may have to play there to accommodate Lamela.
ST – Roberto Soldado
Soldado has a great chance on Spurs’s pre-season tour to prove why he should be the main man in attack and if he impresses he could retain his place up front.