Fonte says Tottenham capable of something special

Spurs, on the whole, have been wonderful this season.

Quoted by The Mirror, Southampton captain Jose Fonte has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur could potentially achieve "something special" next season.

According to The Independent, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has verbally agreed to a new five-year deal to stay at the Lilywhites for what is excellent news from a Tottenham perspective, given the way in which the team has progressed under the Argentine.

This season, Tottenham have come a long way and for the past two months had looked like the only side capable of denying Leicester City their Premier League fairytale, but their dream of a first title in 55 years came to an end with the 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday.

Nevertheless, the future looks very bright on the white half of North London, with Pochettino boasting an abundance of young talent at his disposal, such as Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane.

And Fonte, who played under the 44-year-old during his spell at St Mary's, says that his former manager can certainly kick on next season - providing he signs the contract and retains his best players amid potential interest from bigger clubs this summer.

“If they sign a new contract with Mauricio and if they manage to keep everyone together, I think they have a good chance to do ­something special next year," he said via The Mirror.

“They have a young squad full of talent and a great manager. If they can add one or two more players, they will again be competing next year.”

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