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Tottenham Hotspur waiting on Kieran Trippier ankle injury news

11 Agosto 2017, 11:54 | Crisanna Felipe

GETTY Tottenham star Kyle Walker Peters still needs time according to Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham star Kyle Walker Peters still needs time according to Mauricio Pochettino

They have the best defence from the last two seasons as they conceded the least number of goals in both campaigns respectively.

Christian Eriksen was involved in the build-up sequence to 253 open play shots last season in the Premier League; more than any other player in the competition. This weekend's opener will yield some early clues about their Premier League pedigree.

Otherwise it should be a familiar side with Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli looking to carry over their excellent form from last season as they support Golden Boot victor Harry Kane in attack. The number stands at zero.

Their team is good, but after their one big sale of the summer - Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £50million - purchases are needed.

Frustration at the transfer business so far is clear to see, but there is still time. What they must do though, is add a little depth before September.

The Gunners' north London rivals are using England's national stadium as their home venue while the construction of the new White Hart Lane continues. Lovely pitch, bigger ground, excellent experience for the fans.

Asked whether Spurs, who finished third in 2016 and second in 2017, could win the Premier League this season, Pochettino added: "Of course".

Spurs are as good as anybody in the league and against a Newcastle side, who will have to attack in front of their own fans, this could be a cricket score. Spurs have steadily improved under his stewardship, progressing from a club that was well outside of contention for Champions League places in the 1990s to a club that has made a title run for two straight years. Spurs may be in a club of one soon, an unwanted position.

Tottenham will hope to have Son fit with no new reinforcements now signed up for the new season. There is merit in suggested Chelsea's small squad of last season needs new recruits to cope with the additional European fixtures; while if you have have a squad packed with 30-somethings, no matter how talented, it's probably time to start your churn.

However, Pochettino has revealed that they are looking at bringing in up to four players to bolster their squad. Recently, Spurs looked at Hoffenheim's Jeremy Toljan, a right back who would start as deputy to Kieran Trippier.

For all their improvement over the last few years, Tottenham have not claimed a major trophy since winning the 2007-08 League Cup.

Mauricio Pochettino and his squad will be keen to avenge that scoreline but their preparations have been knocked back following Danny Rose's public outburst on Thursday. But if I get to a stage where I am still fit and feel like I can do a job, I'd love to.

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