Entering Season 2019/20

Aug 10, 2019 | Sushilspurs11

After enjoying the successful season last year Spurs are ready to enter 2019/20 season with high spirit and with a clear goal of achieving greater success this season.

The team has finished its preparation as the team traveled to Singapore and Shanghai to play International Champions Cup where they played with Juventus and Manchester United, later they won Audi Cup in Germany beating Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. They wrapped up their pre-season campaign by playing Inter Milan in their home (Tottenham Hotspur Football Stadium).

Pre-season is always important and it helps to bring the team in shape after a long break, new players and academy players benefit most from the pre-season as they get chance to get involved with the first team. During the Pre-season Mauricio Pochettino gave plenty of chance to the youngster to show their abilities against the top teams of Europe.

Some of the players to get benefit from this tour are:

Japhet Tanganga: Tanganga has attracted many eyes with his performance during Pre-season tour, Center Back defender was solid facing the big teams and big players. Pochettino may use him during the cup games this season.

Troy Parrott: Young Irish center forward who is just 17 has shown the glimpse of what he can do. He was unlucky not to score during the tour but he impressed with his abilities when provided opportunity. This season he may be used in some games but the bright future lies ahead if he continues to work hard and perform accordingly when called upon as Pochettino is the best to develop the young players.

Oliver Skipp: Skipp already has the taste of first team and had performed well in the past when called upon, the young midfielder is getting better and better with every game and the tour provided him chance to boost up his confidence ahead of the big season.

Georges-Kévin Nkoudou: The forgotten man of spurs, many believed that he may have played his last game for spurs last season but Nkoudou is still in the club and he proved himself to the coach when he was provided chance during the Pre-season and it seems like he will be given more minutes this season.

Kyle Walker-Peters: With Trippier sold and Aurier injured Walker-Peters was the number one right back during the tour, despite some errors he put on solid performance against the big teams. With no replacement for Trippier, Walker-Peters will have to fight this season with Aurier and Foyth in right back spot and massive season waits ahead for him.

Juan Foyth: The new right back’s Pre-season was fine until he walked with ankle injury against Bayern Munich in Audi cup. After impressive display in right back position during Copa America for Argentina the central defender was given the right back position in the club also. This season he is going to test his ability in right back position when he returns from the injury.

Other youngster’s Harvey White, Jack Roles, George Marsh and Anthony Georgiou showed their brilliant effort when called upon and the tour helped them to boost up their confidence.

Transfers In and Out – Spurs:


Tanguy Ndombele: After lack of transfers during the previous two transfer window, club smashed their club record fee and signed Ndombele from Lyon. The Frenchmen is believed to fill the boots left by Mousa Dembele, fans and the club will expect much more from their record signing. The highly rated midfielder who was Lyon’s best player last season provided some glimpse of what he is able to do on the pitch during the Pre-season games with his touch, skills and assist. Tanguy may need some time to adapt to the new league and environment but his is going to be the key player in the squad.

Jack Clarke: The winger was signed from Leeds and again loaned straight back to Leeds for the season 2019-20.

Giovani Lo Celso: Linked with spurs for more than three months Argentine midfielder finally signed for the club during the last hour of Deadline day on loan with option to permanent deal later. Celso was Mauricio’s one of the top target this window and hopes will be high from the midfielder.

ENFIELD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Spurs new signing Giovanni Lo Celso poses for a photograph at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on August 08, 2019 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Rayan Sessegnon: Sessegnon joined the club from fulham on Deadline day signing six years contract. Sessegnon is one of the exciting talent as he has attracted many eyes from his earlier days at Fulham, Pochettinho can turn the young left back/ winger to one of the best in his position in coming days.


Kieran Trippier: After spending four years with the club Trippier moved to Spain to play for Atletico Madrid this season.

Vincent Janssen: It never worked out for big Dutchman at the club, unable to find the minutes under Pochettinho he left for Mexico after three years at the club.

Fernando Llorente: The big Spanish striker left the club on free transfer after spending two years with the club. The name that will be always remembered when talked about the club’s Champions League success last year.

Josh Onomah: The academy grown midfielder joined Fulham on deadline day with Sessegnon moving opposite direction.

Cameron Carter Vickers: The young central defender joined Stoke city on season long loan deal.

Michel Vorm: After five years in the club Vorm left the club after his contract with the club expired.


Tanguy Ndombele – £60m

Giovani Lo Celso – £55m

Ryan Sessegnon – £25m

Jack Clarke – £8m => Loan Back

Total – £148m


Kieran Trippier – £25m

Josh Onomah – £7m

Vincent Janssen – £6m

Cameron Carter Vickers – Loan

Fernando Llorente – Contract Expired

Michel Vorm – Contract Expired

Total – £38m

NET SPEND – £110m

After not signing any players in last two transfer window the club spent and signed the four players this window among the four signings except Clarke all three were the priority of Pochettinho to improve his squad. With the incoming players the team has been stronger but with no proper replacement for Trippier there may be some problems at the right side of defense as Kyle walker Peters and Juan Foyth are not experienced and Aurier is not stable.

Spurs Squad 2019/20

Goal Keepers: Hugo Lloris, Pualo Gazzaniga

Defenders: Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez, Juan Foyth, Kyle Walker Peters, Ben Davies, Rayan Sessegnon

Midfielders: Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele, Mousa Sissoko, Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama, Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, Christain Eriksen, Georges-Kévin Nkoudou, Oliver Skipp,Giovani Lo Celso

Forwards: Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min

Loan: Jack Clarke, Cameron Carter-Vickers

Last season the team finished fourth in the Premier League, reached fourth round in FA Cup, reached Semi-finals in EFL Cup and achieved the unexpected in Champions League by reaching the finals without proper squad depth and injury problems.

Under Mauricio Pochettino the club is continuously progressing ahead and with improved squad and proper depth there is no doubt that the Pochettino and his boys will look to secure silverware this season.

The boys will kick off season 2019-20 playing against Aston Villa in Tottenham Hotspur Football stadium on 10th August.