Here we take a look at what 2024 has in store for Tottenham following Ange Postecoglou’s immediate impact at the football club following his appointment as head coach
We are one week away from the beginning of a brand-new year, since today is Christmas Day. For Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the year 2023 has been extraordinarily uneven, with many highs and lows throughout the previous twelve months.
As Spurs attempt to reach their former heights, everyone associated with the football team will be hoping that things go considerably more smoothly in N17 throughout the course of the upcoming season. Ange Postecoglou took over as manager in June, and since then, the team has made significant progress. The Australian has already had a significant impression at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and he and his players still have a lot more to give
Return of key players
Up until that 4-1 loss to Chelsea, Postecoglou and Tottenham had it all going so beautifully. Spurs suffered several more injuries after losing key players Micky van de Ven and James Maddison to injuries during the first half of the match, which caused their recent winning streak to wane.
It was devastating to lose Rodrigo Bentancur to an ankle ligament injury just over two weeks later, especially considering that he had only recently made a comeback to the field four weeks prior after a nine-month absence. When Bentancur returns to the field, he will want to make up for lost time.
In terms of injuries, 2023 may not have gone as Tottenham had hoped, but once Van van Ven, Bentancur, and Maddison are healthy again, 2024 has the potential to be something truly exceptional. A sight to behold might be the three at the top of their game on Postecoglou’s thrilling Spurs squad.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium should welcome a few new faces at the beginning of the year. With Maddison, Van de Ven, and Guglielmo Vicario all flourishing in a Tottenham uniform and Spurs doing well in the summer transfer window, the team will be hoping that any prospective winter acquisitions may have a similar effect.
Spurs, who have a history of being slow to react in the winter transfer window, must move quickly this time around given the volume of injuries and the players leaving for international competitions in January and early February. Tottenham has absolutely no justification for waiting until the last minute to take care of business.Tottenham may have a winner if the new players are able to contribute immediately, like Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski did two years ago. Nothing thrills supporters more than when a new player joins the team, and they will all be eagerly awaiting Monday, January 1st.Tottenham may have a winner if the new players are able to contribute immediately, like Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski did two years ago. Nothing thrills supporters more than when a new player joins the team, and they will all be eagerly awaiting Monday, January 1st.
In the FA Cup third round, Postecoglou’s team will play Burnley in Tottenham’s first match of the new year. Spurs will be determined to prevent a recurrence of their August Carabao Cup exit in the first round thanks to Fulham’s comeback victory on penalties at Craven Cottage.
Given that Spurs have been playing some excellent football under Postecoglou and have already produced some great victories against the best teams in the Premier League, they do have a genuine possibility of winning the FA Cup and breaking their trophy curse. Though it’s important to keep in mind that the greatest players in the Premier League won’t want to play Spurs in the tournament, a nice draw would undoubtedly aid along the road.By making a deep run in the tournament, Spurs will ideally put an end to their unsightly FA Cup eliminations, which came after two dreadful cup exits against Middlesbrough and Sheffield United.
Tottenham is expected to be in a very good Premier League position at the end of 2023. Although Postecoglou’s arrival and attempt to impose his own football style meant that the season would always be one of transition for the team, Spurs have had a fantastic start and are definitely in the running to play in the Champions League the following year.
They will, however, face a formidable opponent if they hope to rejoin Europe’s elite group, as incumbent champion Man City is up against Arsenal, Liverpool, and Aston Villa. Champions League football for 2024–2025 may be secured with a fifth-place finish, although that is now very much up in the air owing to Manchester United and Newcastle’s EuropeanThe future looks incredibly bright under Postecoglou. Making such a huge impact in north London five months into the season, there is still so much more to come from his team. Things haven’t quite fully clicked in in the final third just yet, with the boss indicating in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Crystal Palace match in October that the “biggest growth” to come for them will be in the attacking side of their game. Tottenham are very much still a work in progress under Postecoglou and the boss has previously mentioned that he needs a couple of transfer windows to turn Spurs into the club he wants it to be.