Former England international Stan Collymore told the Daily Mirror that he feels it’s going to be a familiar season of frustration for Tottenham Hotspur fans.
Collymore has explained that he feels it’s a shame manager Mauricio Pochettino wasn’t at the club when Spurs sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, which could have seen the club’s subsequent spending going in another direction.
However, that wasn’t the case and Collymore feels that the changes Pochettino has been forced to make will mean another season of transition for the North London club.
“Remember the week that was? When the fee from the world record transfer of Gareth Bale brought in a new face almost every other day at White Hart Lane?” he told the Daily Mirror.
“Unfortunately for Spurs, Mauricio Pochettino wasn’t in charge then. He feels he has to trim things down a little. The question is: Where will that leave his side? My guess is that they will be in transition – still.”
Can Tottenham progress this season?
Tottenham came very close to breaking the top four last season, just missing out to eventually finish fifth.
The club have made some good signings to give the manager better options in defence, which was a problematic area last season.
Pochettino seems to be relying on some younger players to improve his midfield options, while there is still no new striker in sight who can help to take some of the pressure away from Harry Kane.
For Tottenham to avoid a season of transition, the club needs the changes that have been made to be effective very quickly so the team can develop their strengths and become a real force to be reckoned with in the race for the top four.