With pre-season preparations well underway for Tottenham Hotspur as we continue gearing up for the 2019/20 campaign, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that the club need to learn from last season’s disappointments to ensure we work harder and drive ourselves further forward in the chase for success.
Having fallen away at the end of the season, we did still secure our top four spot for the year and made our first Champions League Final, so in a season where we failed to strengthen in either window and with the massive injuries we had to cope with, it’s difficult to not say it was a good year in reality.
That doesn’t mean the CL Final wasn’t disappointing and it doesn’t mean fans won’t look back and think ‘what if’, but Pochettino’s aim is to keep closing that gap at the top of the table and whilst the arrival of Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke were a good start on that front, clearly there’s more still to do.
Speaking to Sky Sports this weekend, Poch clearly wanted to build on last year.
“Of course you are always disappointed when you don’t win. We always expect to win. I think the season was unbelievable. I congratulate Liverpool but you always feel disappointed. You need to learn from the pain when you are not able to win. For Liverpool and City the challenge is to keep the level and for us the challenge is to reduce the gap. It’s a massive challenge to reduce the gap. We will see what happens. They were so strong and with great quality. The Premier League is the most competitive league.”
We’ll simply see where we are when the transfer window slams shut.