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Wembley can be 'magic' for Tottenham - Pochettino

10 August 2017

Ideally, for a team that is competing on as many fronts as Spurs are, one would like to have two players in every position that they can rely on, but that could hardly be said for Pochettino's available roster. He arrived at Spurs as the Eredivisie top scorer but he was more Alfonso Alves than Ruud van Nistelrooy last season, and it took him 30 appearances to score from open play. Second of all, it's more important to keep this team together. "We will try to win the Premier League".

Spurs' pursuit of Georges-Kevin N'Koudou last summer was a protracted one that was only settled on deadline day after the Frenchman had spent a number of weeks cooped up in a London hotel.

All this makes them a genuine title challenger, as they have been in the last two seasons. This is all due to Levy's leadership, and he should be commended. Although they have a strong first eleven, they don't have depth across the pitch and a couple of injuries to key players could provide a huge problem to the Argentine coach.

"This is going to be an opportunity for me to get some games and it's all about trying to do well in those games, then we will see what happens".

The truth is somewhere in the middle. Dele Alli isn't yet at his peak, Harry Kane is a bonafide top 10 striker in the world, Christian Eriksen is one of the best creative midfielders in Europe and with a great set of defenders (minus Kieran Trippier) and France's captain anchoring the defense, they are still eminently talented and brimming with potential.

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But they will spend the coming season "stuck between their past and future" as their home is rebuilt, Steinberg continues, and playing at Wembley for the next ten months could be significant.

The circus of Watford manager goes in as they bring in their third manager in as many seasons, time will tell if he can last longer than a season.

Still, that's one heck of a starting XI. First, Trippier, 26, wants to ensure Tottenham see the sale of Walker as money well banked; second, Trippier eyes the England right-back position, now Walker's domain.

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Tottenham have really been stripped to the bare bones, with first choice full-backs Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose both being ruled out through injury. Considering their output last season, that's concerning.

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Spurs, who finished runners-up to Chelsea last term, were unbeatable at White Hart Lane last season, dropping just four points at their now-demolished home.

"Sometimes last season it was an easy excuse - because it is Wembley and we can not play the same way as we did at White Hart Lane".

"Spurs are lucky, they have it for their home".

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Tottenham kick off the new season against Newcastle on Sunday, but remain without any new signings from this summer.

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