Tottenham deserve seat at the top table but must overcome Wembley jitters

Tottenham deserve seat at the top table but must overcome Wembley jitters

During the Spurs' recent trip to the states for the International Champions Cup, Kane was practicing at one of the New York Giants' facilities and chose to give kicking a try.

"It is not easy to improve, but we will find the right players to challenge".

Levy has stated that he believes Spurs now have the squad to compete for the Premier League title, and do not need to spend big money like other clubs have in this window. Kane, though, was sidelined twice during the campaign and that directly affected their results. Rafa mentioned earlier last week that the side that he selected to play last weekend will be near enough the side that will be selected to face Spurs which means that Gayle is likely to miss out and Mitrovic will be playing up front or Ayoze Perez.

This shows how thin Tottenham's squad is.

Never before or since has a Tottenham side managed by Mauricio Pochettino suffered such brutal humiliation as they did at St James' Park on May 15, 2016. There is merit in suggested Chelsea's small squad of last season needs new recruits to cope with the additional European fixtures; while if you have have a squad packed with 30-somethings, no matter how talented, it's probably time to start your churn.

Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Lopez, Davies, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dier, Wimmer, Wanyama, Shashoua, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Sissoko, Onomah, Lesniak, Winks, Edwards, Son, Janssen, Kane, Walker-Peters. So why aren't players arriving? This usually happens when a club is building their own stadium. Spurs may simply not have enough money to buy top-class players and afford their wages.

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White Hart Lane is now completely gone while they build their new ground, and Spurs will play all their home matches at England's national stadium, a place where they haven't had the best of luck in recent years.

If any team was the ideal example of a team that can be improved by coaching, rather than via the transfer market, it is Tottenham Hotspur. There are still three weeks left in this summer transfer window; that's plenty of time to bring some players in.

There is little doubt that Spurs' Wembley record will improve the more they become accustomed to the stadium, but it is hard to see them boasting form at home that even remotely resembles that from last season.

The quality of the opposition was good in nearly all of those matches, but Tottenham did seem like a fish out of water in the unfamiliar surroundings.

This is the seventh successive Premier League season that Tottenham will play their opening Premier League game away from home.