Tottenham’s quest for a maiden Premier League title and first top-flight success since 1961 ultimately ended in failure but the campaign as a whole must surely be deemed a success.
Champions Chelsea are on course to break the record for wins in a Premier League season and the fact that Spurs were able to push them most of the way is testament to how much they have matured as a side.
The Blues need to beat Sunderland in their final match to achieve that feat – the latest premier league predictions from Bethut.co.uk are favouring a Spurs win due to Sunderland’s absolutely horrific form.
Much of the credit for spurs brilliant 2 seasons must go to manager Mauricio Pochettino, who proved his credentials at Southampton before moving into the White Hart Lane hot-seat three years ago.
He has built a talented side that is hungry for success and has a group of players that are destined for honours.
The challenge now for the Argentinian is to keep the squad together, with rumours that Real Madrid are already looking at superstar midfielder Delle Ali.
He is the type of player that the boss can build his team around in the coming years and it is vital that they keep him.
With Harry Kane, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker all at the north London club, there is a strong contingent of English players and that augurs well for the future.
The fact that the squad has a young look about it is also a bonus and gives the manager options in the transfer market to bring in the odd experienced head.
And that is exactly what Pochettino might do as Spurs will be desperate to atone for their poor showing in this season’s Champions League when they head into Europe again and need some older heads to help out the youngsters.
With the new ground still 12 month away from completion, they will play their home games at Wembley next term and that might be a worry.
They failed to shine when using the home of English football in Europe’s top club competition earlier this campaign and failed to get out of their Champions League group.
It will be up to the fans to lift their heroes with no proper base over the next year, and they must try to make Wembley a fortress.
There has been talk that the current Spurs team is the best of all time and, while it is always tough to compare eras, it is an argument that holds some weight.
The good thing about the present set-up is that there is plenty of scope for improvement and every reason to be optimistic that, with a few tweaks here and there, they will be able to sustain the momentum.
Indeed, far from worrying about players leaving, such is the profile of the club at the moment that they should be able to attract any number of top-name stars in the coming years.
Sunday’s victory over Manchester United marked the end of White Hart Lane as we know it and sent the team to Wembley.
They will return for the 2018-2019 campaign with another season under their belts and it would be fitting to usher in a new era at Tottenham with a first Premier League title.