Tottenham’s Premier League title looks set to finish in disappointment after the north London side drew 1-1 with West Brom on Monday at White Hart Lane.
Craig Dawson gave Tottenham the lead following Spurs dominating the first half.
The second half was a different story though as the Baggies came into the game slightly more and a one goal-lead was always a dangerous one and it proved just the case. Ironically it was Dawson who equalised for the Baggies.
Tottenham prodded and probed to find the winner, but in the end Tony Pulis’ side held out for a potentially fatal result in Spurs title challenge.
Title all-but gone
Tottenham have enjoyed an unbelievable season in the Premier League this season and I am sure most Spurs would have taken a second-place finish if offered it at the start of the campaign.
However there must be a ting of disappointment among the White Hart Lane faithful, as leaders Leicester need just one win from their remaining Premier League games to be crowned champions. It is not mathematically impossible for Mauricio Pochettino’s side to win the title, but it is highly unlikely.
It seems the title challenge may be over. However, now is the time to celebrate a superb campaign for Spurs, who have been a real high spot in the English top-flight this season alongside Leicester of course.
A place in the Champions League is not yet mathematically certain, but Pochettino’s side will surely be playing at Europe’s top table next season.
Exciting times ahead for Spurs
Tottenham fans must be absolutely delighted with Mauricio Pochettino and his team. The side from north London plays an entertaining, possession-based game and still remains solid, a challenge in itself.
Pochettino has assembled what are the foundations of a possible Premier League title winning side. Youngsters like Harry Kane and Dele Alli have been the stars of the show. However, even the likes of Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela are only in their mid-twenties, which bode well for the future for Tottenham.
The most important factor this summer will be for Tottenham to keep their boss and main stars, as Spurs have been a selling club in the past. Something tells me the Spurs hierarchy will not be considering any offers for the clubs prize assets this summer.
If Pochettino can strengthen his squad this summer then Tottenham can once be major challengers for the Premier League title next season. Spurs team does not need any big improvements, but a few quality signings could make Spurs a force to be reckoned with once again.
Next season will be a challenge
This campaign has of course been one of the most surprising campaigns in the history of the Premier League and Spurs have been a big part of it. Tottenham are now odds of 12/1 to win the title this season.
It will be a challenge for Spurs to compete for the title next season. Chelsea will no doubt improve under new boss Antonio Conte, while Manchester City will have Pep Guardiola in their managerial hot seat, which will no doubt improve the Citizens performances next season.
Then there is Manchester United and Liverpool who in recent months have shown some improvement in form, especially Liverpool under the entertaining Jurgen Klopp.
Despite the likelihood that those teams will improve, there is a sense that something special is happening at Tottenham. For the first time in a long time Spurs are being taken seriously as a team of substance.
Even if as expected Tottenham fail to win the Premier League title this season, Spurs have still made giant leaps forward this season and no doubt that development will continue next season. There are exciting times ahead for Spurs fans that is for sure.
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