Last Saturday was a momentous occasion in Football. Andrea Bocelli serenaded the King Power Stadium with an emotionally powerful performance of Nessun Dorma, signalling the conclusion of a fairytale campaign for Leicester City. Claudio Ranieri and his team had pulled off the most remarkable achievement in English football history.
Maybe it’s the greatest achievement in world football history – or even all of sports history.
The whole world fell in love with the 5000/1 underdogs, and Thailand even had to start shipping Leicester shirts from England because the whole country had sold out. And it’s clear to see why.
And while Leicester we’re pulling off the unbelievable, Tottenham were thriving in the shadow of their fairytale.
If Spurs secure at least a point in their final game of the season at St James Park on Sunday, it will be the first time in 21 years they have finished above their North London rivals. It will be the first time they finish above Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City since 1963.
The second horse in an exciting title race has been phenomenal under Pochettino. They’ve scored the most goals and conceded the least, all with the youngest squad in the league. Deli Alli has been great to watch, and also became the youngest midfielder to score more than 10 goals in a single Premier League season.
Harry Kane has lived up to expectations and trumped last season’s goals tally, sitting at the top of the goalscorers chart with 25. You can see the hunger and passion in the players, and when that winning mindset is combined with a young talented squad, you have a club moving in the right direction.
It’s an exciting time at Tottenham, off the pitch too with a new £400m stadium planned to open in 2018.
The Premer League has been shaken up, and my team Chelsea has struggled to get their balance of last season back. Even Arsene Wenger admits the traditional top four’s era of dominance is over. With more TV money coming to the Premier League, any club can afford to spend on top talent. It’s exciting to see who might cause a surprise next season. Who knows what to expect.