Not losing since the first game of the season, sitting level with Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal as the sides with the best defensive records after 10 games and having a quite impressive home run lately, all are signs of what might be the breakthrough everyone at the club have been eagerly anticipating for some time now.
Obviously, the club is raring to again be among European elite clubs which will definitely push the club standards to a higher level, in many occasions they went really close to achieving that, they came to a stop time and time again though unable to remark that happy ending.
Many questions pop up every time Spurs fail to secure what they are begging for, and ironically lack of consistency is always the answer, they clearly cannot carry a tune during a long season, lot of ups and downs take place; achieving superb results and losing easy games directly afterwards resist the club progress and continually question their ambition.
A new season brings a new hope and this one especially seem to offer them quite ideal circumstances to finally break the duck; with Chelsea in woeful form and Liverpool yet to click under Jurgen Klopp, their long-term target of securing a top 4 spot isn’t far away from their reach. Moreover, the squad seems in a good shape with noticeable improvements at the back and most importantly you can easily see a much more stable team than the ones we saw for Spurs recently.
Honestly, they might not be having the best squad among their top 4 rivals, but most pleasing for Spurs fans is the clear identity Mauricio Pochettino demanded to deliver in the club, as according to CIES Football Observatory, Tottenham have, on average, fielded the youngest side in the Premier League this term with an average age of just 24.7; that move towards youth has been a brave one by Pochettino, but it certainly makes sense given his preference for dynamic, high-tempo and hard pressing football, with the long experience for the likes Hugo Lloris, Dembele and Vertonghen, I think they already have a great balance.
If it ever was a realistic aim for Spurs to pick a place among the top 4 of English football, it is the most for this season as it is absolutely unexpected to have such circumstances again. I think it is a huge chance for them to get what they have been praying for since 2010 and maybe one of the biggest challenges Mauricio Pochettino will have to face in his career.