Tottenham Hotspur suddenly find themselves in what looked to be an unlikely battle for a top four spot this season. However, with an exciting Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City coming up, has it been another disappointing season for the Lillywhites?
Mauricio Pochettino has been talked about for some of his actions this season, but can you blame him? Time after time this year, we have seen Tottenham allow the pressure to mount up on them, which is ultimately then followed with a poor performance.
With this being said, are all the critics being too harsh on a side that have made no signings in the last year?
Another top 4 finish looking imminent, a Champions League quarter-final. Yes, it could have been so much better, but the Lillywhites truly have shown they have what it takes to be at the pinnacle one day soon.
So, with that in mind, here’s a look at a couple of players who have helped Tottenham be where they are today:
During a time where Tottenham were looking short on high-quality defensive players, the signing of Toby Alderweireld was a match made in heaven. Signing from Atletico Madrid, the Belgian had it all to prove at the highest level of English football after making a step up following a move from Southampton.
As the years have passed, the foundation of Spurs’ success have been built on the centre back pairing of Alderweireld and his compatriot Jan Vertonghen.
Indeed, the two defenders have struck up an unstoppable partnership for club and country, beginning defensive dominance for Tottenham.
With the defence getting ever stronger, Spurs’ attack was prime target for improvement, and what an improvement this man makes!
Since joining Tottenham in 2015 from Bayer Leverkusen, the South Korean has just been getting better and better.
His recent importance was shown during the absence of Harry Kane this season, where the 26-year-old really stepped up and pushed Spurs through a busy period.
Scoring double figures in three out of four Premier League seasons, the South Korean has paid back every penny spent on him, and there is no doubt he will continue to do so in the coming years.