Indeed, combining the last two campaigns points totals together puts Spurs on the top of the pile. It's a game of poker at the moment but you learn very quickly in football that contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on.
That solitary victory came against CSKA Moscow and since then they have drawn to Belgian outfit Gent, who subsequently knocked them out of the Europa League, and lost to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
"I would have done had they'd been playing at White Hart Lane".
Spurs experience of the national stadium during the Champions League was hardly a successful one and they will need to resolve their Wembley hoodoo quickly if they are to go one better this time around.
"But if they don't add at least two decent players to their squad they will get caught out".
Having helped to turn his side into Premier League title contenders, the general consensus is that more bodies are required to kick on and handle the demands of competition on multiple fronts.
"I'm sure we'll add some players who will strengthen the squad, like every season".
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The 25-year-old said: "I'm really excited". The club is focused around a core of young, inexpensive, and extremely talented players, and there's a great deal of optimism about the Tottenham's overall direction.
Both manager Pochettino and club chairman Daniel Levy have talked about the importance of keeping hold of the players that they have.
"As a starting 11 we have one of the best in the league, without a shadow of a doubt, but after that".
But asked if Rose would have to "Google" the new additions, Pochettino pointed to the signings of Eric Dier from Sporting Lisbon, Dele Alli from MK Dons or Leicester's signing of last season's PFA Player of the Year N'Golo Kante, now at Chelsea, from French club Caen.
Dwight Gayle, last season's top goalscorer, will miss the opening game which could open the door for Aleksandar Mitrovic to lead the line with Ayoze Perez floating just off him in an advanced midfield role.
It was a twist of fate involving the misfiring Roberto Soldado that gave Harry Kane the opportunity to become Tottenham's first choice striker back in 2014 - and after taking that opportunity with both hands, the Englishman has never looked back. "Maybe similar as to winning a title".
The Magpies will have their work cut out if they hope to consolidate the clubs position as a Premier League outfit, in particular when you consider the amount of money being spent elsewhere.