If Martin Jol can repeat even a fraction of the improvement he brought to Spurs in his first season as boss, then they could snatch a top four spot.
Right-winger Aaron Lennon and centre-back Michael Dawson are fast-improving England regulars of the future, while new £10.9million striker Dimitar Berbatov should be a much better targetman than Mido.
Michael Carrick's exit to Manchester United could be just a minor aggravation as Ivory Coast anchorman Didier Zokora and the all-round talent of teenager Tom Huddlestone have joined what is already a formidable batch of central midfielders.
Jermain Defoe is itching to displace 16-goal top scorer Robbie Keane in attack, showing the keen rivalry for places throughout the side.
But, despite the presence of England No1 Paul Robinson, defender Ledley King needs to overcome his injuries if Spurs are to at least match last season's fifth place - their first top-six finish since 1990.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
It is football season once again with the English Premiership set to kick off tonight. The Sun has a preview on all the clubs and predictions. Come on you Spurs! From The Sun:
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