‘Below Man Utd?’ Spurs appear in supercomputer-predicted PL final rankings → ‘Miss out on Champions League’ predicted

September 19, 2023 | by

Tottenham are off to a strong start to the season with four straight league wins, but predictions have emerged that they are still out of the running for a UEFA Champions League spot.

Under new head coach Enzi Postecoglou, Tottenham have surprised fans by exceeding early season expectations.

Initially, there were concerns about the season due to Kane’s absence and the fact that Spurs had made the right additions in key positions, including James Maddison, Manor Solomon, and Micky Vander Penn. This continued until Tottenham’s 2-2 draw against Brentford in their league opener.

However, Spurs and Postecoglou’s side showed a markedly different side in the second round. Spurs pressed hard and played attacking football against league giants Manchester United, earning a 2-0 victory, and then went on to beat Bournemouth 2-0 and Burnley 5-2 in the third and fourth rounds, respectively. They were knocked out of the Carabao Cup on penalties against Fulham, but it was an understandable result given that they were without seven of their first team players for that game.

Spurs then showed their class against Sheffield United after the A-Match period in September, coming from 0-1 down to win in dramatic fashion thanks to a late equalizer from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a late winner from Dejan Kulusevski.

Fans, in particular, are bound to be excited by the attacking style of football that Tottenham have been playing this season. After being frustrated by Antonio Conte’s defense-oriented tactics last season, Spurs fans have been much happier with a different style of play that constantly pushes the opposition.

The signing of James Maddison and the addition of Pape Sarr and Yves Bissouma to the midfield has made it much easier for the midfield to build up and attack. At the back, Micky Vanderpenne and Christian Romero have established themselves as the starting center back combination, and the defense has been solid with five clean sheets in five games. Considering that Spurs were the only team to finish in the top 10 of the league last season to concede more than 60 goals, this is a huge improvement.

This tremendous run of form has seen Spurs go unbeaten in five league games and win four of their last four to move into second place in the league, proving that they are in the best form of anyone other than Manchester City, who are in first place with five games in hand.

However, despite Spurs’ tremendous rise, some outlets have predicted that the club will fail to qualify for the Champions League in their supercomputerized rankings.

“Computer predicts final Premier League standings,” The Sun reported on April 18.

“A supercomputer has predicted the final Premier League standings, and it doesn’t look good for Man United and Chelsea. Both teams entered the season with high expectations, but after a poor start, the situation has been reassessed.”

“The supercomputer predicted that Man City would win the title, followed by Liverpool in second, Arsenal in third, and Newcastle in fourth to qualify for the Champions League. Postecoglou’s Tottenham would finish sixth, just behind United,” he said, noting that Spurs would finish worse than United, who have recently slipped to 13th.

United’s recent form has been extremely poor. They lost 0-2 to Tottenham in the second leg of the league, and after a narrow 3-2 win in Nottingham, they followed that up with back-to-back 1-3 losses to Arsenal and Brighton, which sent the team’s spirits plummeting.

Under these circumstances, the supercomputer’s prediction that United will finish the season higher than Tottenham will be a tough pill to swallow for Spurs fans.

On the other hand, Spurs showed signs of rebounding in their last game against Sheffield Wednesday, with a goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which should be enough to overcome The Sun’s prediction.

Speaking after the game, Tottenham captain Son Heung-min said, “I know he’s had a tough season, a tough time. But I’m very happy right now. Probably happier than him. We needed him as a team, he has really good qualities, he has a lot of confidence. I wanted to give him the big consolation that he deserves,” he said, adding that he was happier with his own goal 온라인바카라.

“When someone falls behind, we reach out to each other, and everyone is willing to do that. It’s made us really strong as a team and as a squad. We’re getting really close, and I hope we can be even closer,” he said, explaining that the squad is strong as a unit, and if that continues into the final stretch of the season, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Spurs upset the odds and qualify for the Champions League.


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