Vital Reading Season Preview – Tottenham
Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Ground: White Hart Lane (Capacity: 36,310)
When we face off: Sun 16th September (H), Tues 1st January (A)
Last season finish: 4th – Premier League
Manager: Andre Villas-Boas – The Portuguese tactician is back in the Premier League, but on the other side of London. After a mainly unsuccessful spell with Chelsea last campaign, AVB is determined to prove his abilities as a manager once again.
Key player: Gareth Bale – With Luka Modric’s future still very much uncertain at White Hart Lane, the spotlight once again falls on Bale to drive Spurs forward. The Welshman’s wing ability is without a doubt the best in the Premier League. Pace, power and good end product.
Season Preview: I for one have always wanted AVB to do well and I believe Spurs suit him well for his fluid, passing system. The likes of Van der Vaart, Modric, Bale and Lennon will thrive under his style of play. I think a title challenge is too much for the London side, but Champions League places is a realistic target.