Harry Kane is gone. Tottenham Hotspur remains. While Kane was in Munich losing a cup final to RB Leipzig yesterday (hey Harry how what’s the word for schadenfreude in English?), his old club Tottenham were preparing for the opening match of the new Premier League season. Like it or hate it, Kane’s departure does more than just leave a void — it turns a page and starts an entire new chapter of Spurs’ history.
Brazil’s No. 9 Richarlison is the man to step into the role Kane left behind, at least for now. But this isn’t Antonio Conte’s Tottenham — Ange Postecoglou is in the process of changing virtually everything about the way Spurs play. Richy, along with new boys James Maddison and Micky van de Ven, Destiny Udogie, club captain Son Heung-Min, and everyone on the team now have an opportunity to make a statement. But they’ll need to do it away at Brentford, a hostile stadium against an opponent that should not be underestimated.
But that’s why you play the game. The start of the season is a swirling mixture of anticipation, hope, and infinite possibilities. With Kane gone, Spurs have the chance to place a marker and point in the direction they want to go.
It’s a new day. It’s a new era. Let’s go make something of it. COYS.
Your first XI of the season is here! pic.twitter.com/WFnRkP4k7x— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 13, 2023
How to Watch
Brentford vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Gtech Community Stadium, Brentford, London, UK
Sunday, August 13, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. USA, 2 p.m. UK
TV: not televised (USA), Sky Sports (UK). Check international listings at livesoccertv.com
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