Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko and Danny Rose to continue to build on 2015/16 success
After finishing third last season Mauricio Pochettino is looking to improve this year and the key man will once again be Harry Kane.
If Kane is on form then Spurs have a fighting chance but they will need to be able to stay focused until the last minute of the season.
The North London club looked like they were going to finished a respectable second only to capitulate on 15th May when they lost 5-1 to Newcastle.
The final few games saw them fail to win in their last four games.
Their third place finish means that Spurs went straight into the Champions League and face Monaco, CSKA Moscow and Bayer Leverkusen.
Harry Kane is currently in talks over new deal which will make him the club’s highest-paid player
Kane signed a long-term deal with Spurs in February but the England’s striker is set to land himself a huge pay rise to ensure he remains happy.
He is currently earning £50,000-a-week basic but this new arrangement will see him make at least double – he has the bumper new television deal to thank for his new deal.
New signing Moussa Sissoko has come in on a £5m-a-year contract following his move from Newcastle this week.
It’s expected that Kane’s basic weekly wage will jump to around £120,000 and after bonuses and image rights he could end up making an incredible £7.5m-a-year.
If Kane was to move away from White Hart Lane he would easily earn over £100,000 a week if not £200,000.
With the 23-year-old in the Champions League and being a regular for his country he will cash in.
He scored an impressive 25 goals in 38 games last season – a statistic which was even more impressive considering he didn’t score his first league goal until 26th September 2015.
Danny Rose has been on the fringe of the England squad over the last few years but he has now a key member of the squad.
And Rose feels his Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is the man who has turned him into an international footballer.
Rose will start at left-back in Sam Allardyce’s first game as England manager against Slovakia in Sunday’s televised game at 5pm – It will be his seventh cap.
After starting his career with Leeds the Doncaster born player signed for Tottenham for just £100,000 and then had loan spells with Watford, Peterborough, Bristol City and Sunderland.
Having started 84 times for Spurs Rose will be looking to pass the 100-game mark before Christmas.
He will be keen to impress in the Champions League whilst trying to take Spurs to the next level and knows just how important his Argentine boss is.
“I owe the manager and his staff a lot of praise and I hope I can continue like this during this season.
“Mauricio is a joy to work with and I’m thankful Tottenham have got him here, got him to sign a new contract and now I hope he’ll see out those five years and even more.
“I’ve learned a lot, the fans can see I’ve tried to improve and I give everything when I play.
“That is largely down to the manager and his staff.”
Next up for Tottenham is an away trip to Stoke then home games against Monaco and Sunderland.
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