The feel-good factor for this up and coming season!
By Peter J Arnold
Now that we have got a new manager and a director of football, do you not just feel that it is all coming together? Granted, we always get that feeling when a new manager takes over. Still, with the team machine rolling along, it is like an Oracle, learning and adapting and being better than previously.
Whether Kane stays or goes, I am sure that we will get somebody in just as competent, or maybe somebody is sitting and waiting for their call up at Levy’s Academy of Talents? Whatever the case is, we will get there in the end.
We also must not forget that it has only been a couple of seasons that we have been dwindling in the zone just under European Champions League placings. We are currently in the Europa Conference League, and once we hit that running and win it (as the competition is a lot less than the Europa league proper), it will give us momentum to challenge beyond that competition.
As for the Premier League, I am also confident that we can challenge for a top-four place as we still have the quality we had when we were last in the Champions League, but this time around, new recruits will replace those that have stagnated. Granted, all this is on gut feelings, but it is confidence that propels any team, along with their supporters, to higher levels.
The other thing I would like to mention, concerning Nuno Espirito Santo and his experience, some have said that he only managed Wolverhampton Wanderers and has not managed any club as big as Tottenham. May I remind everybody the same accusations can be levelled at Bill Nicholson and Mauricio Pochettino? Bill Nicholson had no experience in management when he joined us as manager, but once in the manager’s seat he was no slacker where trophies were concerned. Pochettino was also wet behind the ears when he came from Southampton to manage us and then took us to another level. Of course, we do not know how Levy and Nuno Espirito Santo will work together but get the mix right, and the world will be our oyster, and we can start dreaming of the Glory days all over again.
I have no doubt that the cynics amongst you will laugh at what I have just written. But the truth of the matter is we will not know what is what until we see the lay of the land. At the same time, those cynics amongst you may have your doubts but will nevertheless get behind the new Coach and roar him on to success. The name-calling can wait until the doubters have something solid to moan about. Remember our motto; ‘Audere est Facere’, which means ‘To dare is to do’. And we will certainly do and dare with Nuno Espirito Santo leading the charge, with his trusty companions behind him (Levy & Paratici) cheering him on to glory.
By Peter J Arnold
My name is Peter, and I have just joined this wonderful Spurs website, and I am looking forward to writing down my football thoughts and then presenting them to you. Agree or disagree; all views are valid and should be respected.
It was the famous philosopher Voltaire who said, “I might not agree with you, however, I will defend your right to say it”. Free speech. I am a journalist by trade for a local news outlet. I’ve been a Spurs supporter since the 90s.