Why aren’t Tottenham considered Premier League title challengers for next season?
Despite finishing in the Premier League top-three in each of the last three seasons and averaging 77 points for their troubles, why aren’t Tottenham Hotspur ever considered title challengers? Online betting site https://www.toals.com has Tottenham at 12/1 to win the Premier League title next season.

The Londoners haven’t been too busy in the transfer market this summer, but their squad is already capable of standing up to the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea. In the last three seasons, only Manchester City (178) have picked up more points than Spurs (163).

Keeping Pochettino and Kane greatly boosts chances of title success

Tottenham haven’t made a new signing this summer, but they have already pulled off two impressive coups by convincing manager Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane to stay at White Hart Lane. Pochettino signed a contract extension not long before the Real Madrid job became available and may have been convinced to switch to the Santiago Bernabéu had Spurs not acted faster.

Kane’s new deal is also big news, as the prolific centre-forward has boosted his reputation due to his impressive World Cup performances (3 games, 5 goals) and may have been harder to tie down to a long contract after the tournament. Tottenham have a strong squad that have all contributed to their strong Premier League finishes in recent seasons, but there’s no doubt that Pochettino and Kane are pivotal to future success.

Pochettino has developed the squad in his image and has the side playing a free-flowing attacking style. Without possession, Spurs press high and harry the opponent into making an error to turnover the ball. Their levels of fitness trump the rest of the squad, according to left-back Danny Rose, so there’s no reason why they can’t challenge in 2018/19.

What areas do they ned to strengthen?

It wouldn’t be the worst thing if Tottenham went into next season without strengthen the squad, as the winter transfer window could get them out of trouble if they were short in 2018/19. Spurs might not actively seek many new arrivals unless they’re forced to replace existing players.

Rose and Toby Alderweireld have been linked with a move to Manchester United this summer, while Mousa Dembele has been linked with an exit as he’s struggling with the intensity of the Premier League. There’s still a chance Tottenham could retain every first-team player for another season, but chairman Daniel Levy and Pochettino must be ready for anything to ensure Spurs don’t leave themselves short.

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