The last season ended without a trophy for Spurs but it was perhaps one of the most memorable in recent times. Tottenham reached the Champions League final for the first time in their history. Liverpool may have won the Champions League but the final appearance can still set Tottenham up for a great season.
Harry Winks thinks Tottenham can go on continue what was started under Mauricio Pochettino, but they must beware other clubs. Winks says that after reaching the final and building a brand new Tottenham Hotspur stadium other clubs have extra incentive to win at Spurs.
Harry Winks thinks everyone will want to beat Tottenham this year
Specifically name-calling Aston Villa, the newly promoted opponents of Tottenham on Matchday 1, Winks said the Villans will be up for it given their history. Harry’s season was curtailed midway due to an injury to his groin but the English central midfielder returned for the final of the Champions League. In the league, he played 26 games as Spurs finished fourth behind the top two and Chelsea.
Harry Winks’ appearances might not have been so numerous had Spurs got a fully-fit squad, especially in midfield last season. For large parts of the season Pochettino couldn’t pick Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama, giving the England international an extended run in the Starting XI.
“Villa are a big club and are going to want to kick-off their season positively after just being promoted back to the Premier League. We’ll be ready for that.
-Harry Winks on facing Villa via Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs begin their season at home to Aston Villa before a trip to The Etihad against Premier League champions Manchester City. Spurs will play their first full season in the brand new Tottenham Hotspur stadium that can hold more than 60,000 fans.
As the club are over the period of austerity imposed due to investment in the new stadium, Mauricio Pochettino is back in the transfer market looking at players who can help Spurs build on last season’s success.