20/21 Season Preview

Sep 11, 2020 | Sushilspurs11

"Win every match. That's our ambition. Of course look at me and say 'what a silly answer', which I accept and everybody knows that we are not going to win every match but my ambition is to go to every match with this feeling that we want to win and we can win"

Jose Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspurs premier league season will kick off against Everton on 13 September at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium.


The club worked quickly on the transfers this season. The target players arrived before the pre-season and it was quite unfamiliar scenes at Tottenham Hotspurs.


Pierre Emile Hojbjerg ⬅️ Southampton (£15m)
The dane is exactly the player spurs were lacking after the departure of Mousa Dembele.
Hojbjerg offerrs strength at the both ends as he sits deep guards the back four, breaks the play and can swirl past the bodies to find his teammates at the opponent box.
Last season he recovered more ball than any other players in the premier league.
With his leadership capability and winning mentality he can make the difference for Jose Mourinho`s spurs.

Matt Doherty ⬅️ Wolves (£12.7m)
Highly admired Irish international signed with the club on a four year deal from Wolves.
He is an experienced player in his position with proven records both defensively and offensively.

He has been second only to Liverpools Trent Alexander Arnold when it comes to direct involvement in goals.

Joe Hart ⬅️ FREE
The addition of Joe Hart was the subject of surprise for many as there were already two proven keepers in the squad.

But the transfer has some point as the former City number one will bring adequate experience and winning mentality both on and off the field.

The incoming names may not be that much fancy but they are the proven players with years of premier league experience.

Looking at the fee spent on the transfers the deals are absolute bargain and the man at the helm gets all the credit.


Troy Parrott ➡️ Millwall (Loan)
Oliver Skipp ➡️ Norwich (Loan)

From this loan deal the two highly rated youngsters will get opportunity to develop themselves with proper gametime under their belt.

Kyle Walker-Peters ➡️ Southampton (12m)
The academy graduate who spent his last season on loan at Southampton joined them permanently as Pierre- Emile Hojbjerg moved other way.

Michel Vorm ➡️ FREE
The experienced goalkeeper left the club on free after his contract expired at the end of the season.

Jan Vertonghen ➡️ FREE
The fan favourite Belgian left the club after his 8 years spell at N17.
After his contract expired at the end of the season he joined Benfica leaving a big gap to be filled in the Spurs backline.

Jose on Transfers
I’m so happy, so happy and thankful for the club to give me the players. Of course I have also to thank the players for trusting us and having the desire to come and play with and for us. All of them Premier League players with enough experience playing in our league. That’s a plus especially with a special pre-season which was far from normal.

Fixtures Pile Up

After the fixtures for the season 20/21 was realesed it caused some type of chaos among the Spurs family.
The fixtures schedule are ridiculous. fixtures schedule are not in favour of Mourinho´s mens as they have to complete nine games in twenty days which includes the away trip for Europa League as well.

To cope with the hectic fixtures Jose has to setup two different squads completely.
This will help to rotate the squad and give some rest to the players.

This type of fixtures schedule are always problem for the club. But it can be the opportunity for the youngsters to get some first team minutes and balance the squad.

Pre – Season and youngsters

Spurs faced four pre-season friendlies. They won against Ipswich 3-0, Reading 4-1, Birmingham 1-0 and then lost 2-1 at Watford on Saturday afternoon.

Preseason is always important for the first team players and exiciting opportunity for the academy players.
This preseason also saw some of the promising gameplay from the youngsters like:

Denis Cirkin
Harvey White
Cameron Carter-Vickers
Jack Clarke

With their preseason performance these players will get some minutes in their name this season if they are not sold or loaned out.

Players to Prove

Tanguy Ndombele
With various reports emerging related with the future of Ndombele departing, Tottenham have made it clear that the player is not leaving the club.

Mourinho is left unimpressed with the attitude of the player but still believes that the player has potential to be one of the best and will give him time to prove.

Now the ball is in the players court as the club and manager has faith in him.

Ryan Sessegnon
With the hype he joined Spurs from Fulham it has not been same for the young englishman. Injury hampered his progress last season and reports claim that Mourinho has blocked his move away this season. It means Jose has some plans for the young england international.

Sessegnon has to grab the every opportunity that comes his way and prove the gaffers decision right.

Gedson Fernandes
Another player who is yet to impress the Spurs faithfuls. On loan from Benfica he has shown some glimpse of his ability but has not done enough to match his hefty price tag.
Need to grab the opportunities that will come his way so that the club will consider his future with lillywhites.

Cameron Carter-Vickers
The young defender impressed with his display in the preseason games. He has spent last few seasons on loan and now its time for the club to decide weather he will be at Spurs or not.

Juan Foyth
The Argentine is another whose future looks to be away from Spurs, whether that’s on loan or permanently is yet to be decided. He has clearly stated that he is happy to stay and fight for the place at Spurs. Now the club has to decide weather to give the young argentine some time or to cash him.

Season Kick off

Kick Off: Sunday 13th September
Time: 9:15 Pm
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Referee: Martin Atkinson

Predicted Lineups

Tottenham: Lloris; Doherty, Dier, Alderweireld, Davies; Hojbjerg, Sissoko; Bergwijn, Alli, Son; Kane

Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne; Allan, Doucoure; Bernard, Rodriguez, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin

Mourinho on Everton
I do see them as top six challengers. I think the 10 point distance last season was just the consequence of how strange last season was. When we come back from lockdown it was a group of teams fighting for objectives and some others weren’t. We were, our distance to the top four, top six was giving us a light to chase.