A lot of time has passed since Eriksen arrived at Spurs. The club has changed, the team and our expectations, but has our Danish playmaker? Questions are starting to be asked about his worth, how much we need him and where should he play? It's time for Eriksen to show us.
The summer of 2016 isn't the first broken summer I've endured. My first solo break of my teens, Ayia Napa 1998, taught me how to deal with disappointment in the long summer months. This season though, with the campaign about to start, something feels different. We've grown up, we've matured, we become a serious football club, there'll be no more mistakes, but if there are, they be glorious in their own way.
We are nearly one week into what has already been a very interesting competition, but who has stood out so far? Which players look like they might add something to Spurs? Here are my (realistic) transfer targets for next season? Yes, no, maybe so?
Erik Lamela's career hasn't taken off at Spurs. Two years on and we are still waiting for it to start. At this point, at his age and with the need to give Pochettino a team he can work work as soon as possible, it's time to cut him loose.
There are those who demand patience, then those that demand action. Taking a stance and pushing your views is part of what makes following football so interesting, but wherever you stand and whatever you think, there are some sins Tottenham can't deny.