The 2012-13 Premier League season is over and despite being very impressive for large parts of it, Spurs failed to qualify for next season's Champions League. It must be disappointing for everyone at the club, given how hard they worked to try to achieve their goal.
Even though there won't be any Champions League nights at White Hart Lane next year, there's plenty to be optimistic about. Gareth Bale (pictured with Andre Villas-Boas) had his most productive season to date and was almost talismanic at times. He scored vital goals at vital times, and he was often the difference between Spurs getting a result or not.
Join me as, in no particular order, I run through the five reasons that Tottenham fans have to be optimistic about next season.