Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham – State of the Season
Neil Harrison
71 days ago
With no football to be had and the country in lockdown due to the coronavirus, we have had a look at how the season has gone so far for Tottenham.

Where they stand

Tottenham currently sit in eighth place in the Premier League table and it would be fair to conclude the campaign has not gone according to plan. Spurs do not seem to have shaken off the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool at the end of last season.

Mauricio Pochettino, the man who brought such flair to the team and stability to the club as well as regular Champions League football, paid the price in November when he was sacked and replaced as manager by Jose Mourinho with the club sat 14th in the table a the time.

What's left to play for?

Having been dumped out of the FA Cup by bottom-of-the-table Norwich in the last round, albeit on penalties, the only thing left to play for now is league position and the hope of pushing up into a European place before the end of the campaign, whenever that may be. Mourhino's side currently are seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and four points behind fifth-placed Manchester United, so they will have to go some in the remaining games to make up ground. There is always one thing to play for from a Spurs perspective though and that is to finish above bitter north London rivals Arsenal, who have also endured a disappointing season and who also changed managers mid-term. Tottenham are a point above the Gunners but have played a game more.

Best Game

It has been the sort of season where it is hard to remember any particular game that sticks out in your mind as being the best, the worst would be easier to find, but their two wins over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League, where they scored nine goals without conceding, deserve a mention. There have been plenty of good results but also plenty of bad ones as well, and consistency has been the missing factor. The 5-0 home win over Burnley back in early December would probably get most votes for the best game. Two goals from the massively missed Harry Kane saw Spurs three up at the break and they were all over the Clarets throughout the 90 minutes.

Star Man

Normally this is just handed straight to England striker Kane but he's missed the last three months with injury so not this time. Having conceded 40 goals in the league and with just four clean sheets, it cannot go to a defender so it has to go to a frontman and that man is South Korea international Son Heung-min.

Despite his own injury problems, he is second behind Kane in the goals scored list with nine (Kane has 11), he leads the assists with seven and has had more shots, 64, than any other Spurs player.