Tottenham Hotspur fans need some perspective following Premier League campaign

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Many Tottenham Hotspur fans are still reeling from their team's 5-1 mauling at the hands of Newcastle United on the final game of the season.

Spurs had never conceded more than four goals under Mauricio Pochettino, until their uncharacteristic implosion at St James' Park, where a relegated Newcastle made the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen look very average.

This final result may have left many fans with mixed feelings. On one hand, the team has performed far better than anyone initially expected with a young team. However, on the other hand, the team has blown what was a seemingly comfortable lead over their arch-rivals Arsenal in a manner evocative of the 2013/14 Tottenham.


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In the short, this result is devastating for most fans. It has only furthered the continued Arsenal tradition of 'St Totteringham's Day', where the notion that an average Arsenal team has still finished higher than an exceptional Tottenham side, driving home the anger and disappointment felt by many Spurs fans.

Whilst it's difficult now, it's important to have some perspective. The season concluded with Spurs having the best attack and defence, as well the league's top goalscorer in Harry Kane. Four out of the 11 players in the Team of the Season play for Spurs as well as the fact that Dele Alli scooped the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

It gets even better for the English Spurs fan as Kane is the first name on the team-sheet for Roy Hodgson ahead of the Euro's, with Danny Rose, Alli and Eric Dier all looking likely to start at the tournament.

Tottenham have a talented manager committed to developing youth players, and have Champions League football to look forward to next year, with the added revenue and status being an attraction to potential signings in the summer.

As well as all of this, the club are even expecting a brand new stadium to be built by 2018, another step in the direction to making Tottenham Hotspur into a true European superpower.

A silver lining can be gleaned from the defeat at Newcastle, the shambolic result will prove as a learning curve for both players and staff at the club and they will both learn to be better because of it.

It truly exposed the lack of depth in the Spurs squad, giving both Pochettino and Daniel Levy a clearer idea as to how to spend the allotted £60m in the summer.

So yes, whilst Spurs fans have to wait yet another year to finish above Arsenal in the short term, things are looking positive at White Hart Lane for the long term.

Who will finish higher in the Premier League next season? Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur? Have YOUR say in the comment section below!

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Gareth Bale
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