Many predicted the worst for Tottenham Hotspur when Harry Kane left the team in the summer.
Days before the start of the new Premier League season, Tottenham not only lost a key member of their team, but also their all-time top scorer.
As he stated to Sky Sports at the time, vocal pundit Paul Merson predicted that Tottenham will place last in the Premier League.
The former Arsenal player, however, has completely changed his mind and now believes that “Tottenham are back,” as he stated to Sky Sports News on 16/12/23 at 12:10 pm.
Ange Postecoglou’s team defeated Nottingham Forest 2-0 on Friday night to hold onto fifth place in the standings, while teams like Manchester United and Newcastle United are still chasing them.
It should be remembered that players like Micky van de Ven and James Maddison were at the top of the game before to suffering serious injuries.
Paul Merson believes that the London club poses a “massive threat” to finish in the top four of the Premier League now that those two are very close to returning to play.
Will Tottenham win the Champions League?
“If I’m being honest, I have to say that Tottenham is back,” Merson remarked. Acquiring a few players intermittently. They pose a serious danger to the top four, in my opinion.
Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Nottingham Forest
January transfer window
Tottenham had a fantastic summer of business. You are unable to identify a flaw, other other than every single purchase being impactful.
Bearing that in mind, what is Daniel Levy going to plan to do in January?
Not only have Spurs been hit with injuries, but senior players, such as Eric Dier, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Hugo Lloris just aren’t in Postecoglou’s plans.
So, if they can leave, then bringing in fresh faces to boost the squad might prove to be the difference in Champions League football returning to Hotspur Way next season.
Only a few years ago, the likes of Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentencur joined in the winter to push the team over that line at the expense of Arsenal.