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With the squad Spurs now they should surely aim for the title.

Conte will certainly fancy his chances.

It is a good season to win it. City are changing some players and Haaland is not fully settled.
Liverpool has lost one of the three best players they got and could be much weaker than last year.

For sure I think City likely win it again, but if Haaland struggle to get going they could be weaker if Sterling, Bernardo might go.
I really don't think they have a good squad. They are so heavily reliant on kane and son. Wonder what their % output was last year in goals and assists. If kane and son stay fit for the entire season then they'll probably get 3rd or 4th with others contributing.

In summary Spurs always flatten to deceive. Its in thier DNA. When it matters they don't deliver despite historically having better teams than they have now. Thier defence is OK but not title winning especially with Dier at the back. Midfield solid enough but not creative enough. Wheres the goals in that midfield.

I rekon they'll start the season well. But when ucl kicks in let's see.
 

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I really don't think they have a good squad. They are so heavily reliant on kane and son. Wonder what their % output was last year in goals and assists. If kane and son stay fit for the entire season then they'll probably get 3rd or 4th with others contributing.

In summary Spurs always flatten to deceive. Its in thier DNA. When it matters they don't deliver despite historically having better teams than they have now. Thier defence is OK but not title winning especially with Dier at the back. Midfield solid enough but not creative enough. Wheres the goals in that midfield.

I rekon they'll start the season well. But when ucl kicks in let's see.
I think they have the best attack in the league, but agree the depth is not as good. When I said squad I talked mainly about the first 11. I think players like Romero and Davies for example are really good players. Dier they could replace though.

It looks though that City might sell some big attacking names and put more faith in Haaland. If he do not perform as well as Kane then Spurs got a chance.

The difference is the attacking midfield City got that is the best in the world with KDB. The front 3 for City aren't that good I think at least Spurs is better. Pep always rotates them, but it is since he has no clear star before they got Haaland.
Sterling and Mahrez Pep do not fully trust. They are good, but not Son good.

Yes UCL might be a factor if Kane can't cope with all the games. I think he can though, but we will see.

I think Haaland might struggle more in terms of fitness, but he got no world cup so can recover then. KDB has had injuries so this season could be hard for him, but likely Pep will rotate him in CL and still qualify from the group.
 

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He's had 5, been dumped out of the group stage in 3 of them and only won one knockout game which was against Celtic almost a decade ago.

It's beyond bad for a manager of his calibre. He has everything to prove in the UCL.
This is his European record.

With Juve
12-13 - (his first season in the CL) - Lost to Bayern in the quarter final. Bayern won the CL
13-14 - Finished 3rd. Lost in the Europa SF to Benfica.

With Chelsea
17-18 - Qualified from a group that had Roma and Atletico. Lost to Barca in the RO16.

With Inter
19-20 Finished 3rd in a group that had Dortmund and Barcelona. Lost Europa Final against Sevilla.

It's not disastrous considering the fact that he's won league title/s everywhere it was expected of him, sure the 3rd place finishes look bad like this, but for a manager who is consistently winning/competing for league titles, he has to improve here only slightly. I'd be okay with the consistent last 8 finishes in the CL, an occasional final here and there.

The thing about CL/KO competitions is that I don't like to judge managers based on them, league finishes and style of football over CL finishes for me. Others can disagree.
I don't remember the 5th you're talking about.
 

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I think players like Romero and Davies for example are really good players. Dier they could replace though.
Romero could low key be one of the best CB's next season, he really looks the goods. Dier had a good season, I never really rated him much in a back 2, but looks like marshalling a back three from that central position suits him.

You what mate?
I made a comment about not having creativity in midfield, another poster said 'well where is Liverpool's creative midfielder?' to which I responded 'when you have players of the calibre of TAA and Robertson as your full backs with 27 goal contributions you can get away with it'.

You then said 'isnt that exactly the point we are making'. To me this suggests that you are saying that you do not need creativity because you have wing backs in the same league as TAA and Robertson. Your wing backs range from mediocre to average. Perisic is interesting I will admit, lets see how a 33 y/o gets on in the PL.
 

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Bissouma at 25 is a brilliant signing. Spurs will definitely be a club to watch out for next season. They will make it a bit harder for us to get top four if things doesn't blow up there. Any other regular coach, I would not be so concerned with Spurs, but I m sure Conte will instill a winning mentality there
 

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Romero could low key be one of the best CB's next season, he really looks the goods. Dier had a good season, I never really rated him much in a back 2, but looks like marshalling a back three from that central position suits him.


I made a comment about not having creativity in midfield, another poster said 'well where is Liverpool's creative midfielder?' to which I responded 'when you have players of the calibre of TAA and Robertson as your full backs with 27 goal contributions you can get away with it'.

You then said 'isnt that exactly the point we are making'. To me this suggests that you are saying that you do not need creativity because you have wing backs in the same league as TAA and Robertson. Your wing backs range from mediocre to average. Perisic is interesting I will admit, lets see how a 33 y/o gets on in the PL.
The jump you made from me saying Conte's current system relies on wing backs for a lot of creativity to you thinking that means I think Spurs wing backs are as good as Liverpool's is amazing. I mean it is obvious I was saying 'yes look another team uses wing backs in the same way and it works well'. I honestly am at a loss where you got me comparing quality of players, that just came from the air.
 
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