Audere est Facere (“to dare is to do”).
The Tottenham Hotspur FC dream has started well
Tottenham Hotspur FC has a flying start to the 2023/24 English Premier League Season, winning five matches and drawing two. They beat Manchester United, Burnley, Bournemouth, Sheffield United and Liverpool FC, then drew with Arsenal and Brentford FC.Embed from Getty Images
They have always crumbled when it matters most and are often referred to as a trophyless club. Their last trophy came about fifteen years ago, despite being amongst the top spenders in the league.
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Tottenham Hotspur Football Club have always had quality players but their results have been average. They had players such as Glen Hoddle, Chris Waddle, Gary Lineker, Paul Gascoigne, Gareth Bale, Luca Modric, and many others. Four times under Mauricio Pochettino (2014-19) as coach, they had a top-four finish and lost to Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Final. He remains their most successful coach of modern times.
Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte came with so much arrogance, speaking as if they were doing the club a favor. David Levy got so much of such petulance that he sacked Conte after his outburst against his players and appointed Ange Postecouglou as their substantive coach in July 2023. Before now, Ange had coached in lesser-rated leagues in Australia, Japan, and Scotland. His coming elicited a protest by the THFC fans who never rated him highly.
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Postecouglou turned some ‘never good players’, under Antonio Conte like Yves Bissouma, Pape Sarr, and even Pedro Poro into star players. He bought players such as Van de Van, Guglielmo Vicario, and James Maddison, to become the spine of his team and the results have been outstanding. At this time last season, they had the same points as this season but the atmosphere was different.
Tottenham Hotspur FC played a very boring ultra-defensive pattern under Conte that made their fans wail rather than smile! Now, Postecouglou’s name rings joyfully in the fans’ voices and the players’ confidence is very high! David Levy now has some atmosphere of peace and got fans’ applause during the recent THFC fans forum.
The results Tottenham Hotspur FC has so far achieved in seven matches gives optimism that they’d be able to maintain the same momentum for the rest of the season. They’d lock horns with Luton and Fulham for their week 8 and 9 matches.
On paper, they stand a good chance of winning both matches. Tottenham is not involved with European competitions, unlike some perennial title contenders such as current champions, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United. With fewer matches to play than these teams, it offers a good opportunity for them to get into the top four.
There were injury concerns to Son Heung-Min and James Maddison for their week seven match against Liverpool. Both players featured in the match, but require adequate time to recover. The absence of comparable replacements could affect the team’s quality.