One day before the 2015-16 Barclay's Premier League season kicks off, Tottenham have released their official squad kit numbers and there are many changes. Here they are:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our <a href="https://twitter.com/premierleague">@premierleague</a> squad numbers for the 2015-16 season have been confirmed! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COYS?src=hash">#COYS</a> <a href="http://t.co/iw26C04FMU">pic.twitter.com/iw26C04FMU</a></p>— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) <a href="https://twitter.com/SpursOfficial/status/629660925780459520">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>
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The most notable change is Harry Kane switching from 18 to the famous number 10 shirt. While traditional shirt numbers may be a thing of the past, the number 10 shirt still signifies the team's best player. Former Spurs greats to have worn this number include Les Ferdinand, Robbie Keane, Steffen Iversen, and Teddy Sheringham. This change is not by accident.
Another major story that this release offers is the lack of another former number 10, Emmanuel Adebayor on the list. Aaron Lennon is also suspiciously missing too.
In line with the traditional number theory, the number 6 usually signifies a true defensive midfielder. It should be no surprise that Tottenham's up and coming midfield star Nabil Bentaleb has switched from 42 to the 6 shirt.
Ryan Mason assumes the number 8 shirt after wearing 38 last season.
Newcomers Dele Alli (20), Kieran Trippier (16), Toby Alderweireld (4), and Kevin Wimmer (27) have all been assigned their new kit numbers as well.