The 2017/18 campaign has come to a close, and whilst Spurs look ahead to the next season in their glorious New Stadium, we take a look back at how the year unfolded.
There has been plenty of accomplishments to shout about this season and a few hiccups we all wish to expel from memory. Overall it has been a successful season: Spurs finished top three again for the third year running. Spurs have now cemented themselves as a Champions League club, and have proved this year that they can compete with the best.
The Tottenham Hotspur key players impressed again this season. Despite an injury topple, Harry Kane managed to bag 30 goals in the league. Christian Eriksen got his highest goal tally in a Premier League campaign. Dele Alli and Heung Min-Son produced moments of magic and provided significant contributions to the Tottenham attack all season long.
It must be considered that Spurs played 38 games without benefiting from the rich atmosphere that had been cultivated at White Hart Lane throughout their entire history.
We have taken the liberty of giving our verdict on the best, and the worst. Disagree? let us know!
Here then is our summary of the 2017/18 campaign:
Harry Kane improved on his personal best this season and netted 30 goals in the Premier League. Although he didn’t win the Golden Boot, he was only one of two players to score 30+ this year.
Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen both topped the club assists table with 10 each. Both players have been undeniably influential this season in all competitions. They both scored belters against Chelsea, from which Eriksen won his first ever Goal of the Month Award:
Shockingly, this achievement did not come from the boots of Eriksen or Alli. In fact, the Spurs player with the most passed was Jan Vertonghen with 2,488! Vertonghen has been as solid as ever at the back – but he’s also an incredibly proficient passer of the ball.
Best Day of 2017/18
Spurs proved their mettle against Champions League title holders Real Madrid when they comfortably defeated them 3-1 at Wembley Stadium. Dele Alli bagged a brace and Eriksen scored the other. A fantastic day for Spurs fans everywhere.
Worst Day of 2017/18
Losing yet another FA Cup FA Cup semi-final was a season low – especially after taking the lead early on. The fact it was Tottenham Hotspur’s last chance at silverware this season truly made that Saturday a day to forget for the Lilywhites.
Highest vs Lowest Attendance
Spurs registered their highest home attendance against Juventus on the 7th March 2018 with 84,010. They’re lowest home attendance was 23, 826 against Barnsley on the 19th September 2017. An average attendance of 68,324.
Most Impressive Newbie
This title must go to the 21-year-old Davinson Sanchez. He really stepped up when Toby Alderweireld suffered his injury – clocking in 31 appearances in total this season. He has shown that he has bags of potential, and under the right guidance from Poch, will just get better and better.
Goal of the Year
We all remember Victory Wanyama‘s stunning strike against Liverpool. There have been plenty of options to choose from but that rocket is the shot that has imprinted itself on my memory more than most. The power and direction is uncanny. Check it out:
Player of the Year
There is a plethora of hot contenders for the Player of the Year title from this season. Harry Kane was incredibly prolific this season yet again and beat Alan Shearer’s record for most goals in a calendar year – which is a stat that cannot be ignored. Also, 30 goals in a season is ruddy impressive! Christian Eriksen was electric on the pitch for most of the season; he consistently provides that extra spark needed when the team is looking fatigued.
However, our Player of the Year goes to Jan Vertonghen. The 31-year-old Belgian clocked in an incredible 36 Premier League appearances and has formed the steel spine of the entire Spurs squad. Not only did he register the most successful passes this year, he also made the most tackles, won the most ariel battles, made the most clearances, and made the most interceptions. That is an incredibly consistent record. Spurs could have been drastically worse off if Jan hadn’t had performed at his best throughout Toby’s injury. Defenders sometimes don’t get the recognition they deserve, but Spurs have genuinely been better as a result of the consistency, talent, and professionalism of this Belgian giant.
The club will be looking to build on their achievements this season, and that is going to take investment. Spurs may need to shop in the summer to take them to that next level. They will be looking to beat this season’s points tally – but if they want to contend for the title, an increase of 15/20 points is no easy feat.
Tottenham Hotspur will want to impress in their new stadium, hopefully, they christen their first season there with a trophy!