Around this time last season, Mauricio Pochettino named two rather interesting choices as his leaders both on and off the pitch in Younes Kaboul and Emmanuel Adebayor. The selections raised the eyebrows of many Spurs supporters. Later in the season, Kaboul would find himself completely dropped from selection and Adebayor getting next to no action given the rise of Harry Kane. Now, Kaboul is on Tyneside playing for Sunderland and Adebayor is somewhere far away from the club.
Today, Pochettino has named his captains and vice-captains for the 2015-2016 season and it's safe to say that there won't be nearly as many eyebrows raising. Sports journalist Simon Peach broke the news on Twitter:
Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Hugo Lloris is the new #THFC captain, with Harry Kane & Jan Vertonghen his vice-captains— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) August 14, 2015
Supporters of the club could see this coming a mile away, given that all three players wore the armband at some point in the second half of last season.
Hugo Lloris, of course, is the current Captain of the French National Football Team and has shown to be a natural leader. Jan Vertonghen is a vice-captain for the Belgian National Football Team. Harry Kane is the Hurrikane and you should never question what he does. In all seriousness, Pochettino has taken notice of what Kane has done and placed the armband on him a few times. To be named a vice-captain at his age along with two international captains is a huge honor.
All three are great choices to represent the club and, hopefully, are here for much longer than this season to continue to do so.