It’s been a wild, wild ride for Tottenham, but it’s now time to take a breath, relax and evaluate ahead of what’s expected to be a busy summer.
A weird league campaign, disappointing domestic cup exits and an enthralling run in Europe made the season one to remember for Tottenham fans.
Make no mistake here, Pochettino has worked miracles again getting Tottenham into the top four for the fourth consecutive season, but it was a seriously weird league campaign.
There was even chat about the north Londoners being potential title challengers in December, which was quickly dispelled after a surprise 3-1 defeat to Wolves. For about two-thirds of the season, their place in the top four wasn’t really questioned.
That was until the wheels came off towards the end of the campaign.
Spurs only managed to win three of their final 12 league games, with injuries to players like Harry Kane and Harry Winks leaving Pochettino thin on the ground for alternatives.
However, one of those three league wins was the 2-0 success over Crystal Palace, the first senior game played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Thankfully for the Lilywhites, neither Arsenal or Manchester United could capitalise on the many slip-ups and Spurs’ spot in the top four was effectively confirmed when the Gunners drew at home to Brighton on the penultimate weekend.
Spurs ended the term with 23 wins, the same amount as their 2017/18 campaign, but lost an enormous 13 games, drawing just twice. They were also six points shy of the 77 they picked up last year, scoring fewer and conceding more.