Tottenham Hotspur are on a roll. Their imperious form has seen them win their last seven league games. Here is a look at why Spurs are the best Premier League club at the moment.
5 Reasons Tottenham are the Best Premier League Club
- Tottenham players play for the badge
Spurs players play every game with great energy. They fight for every ball, press high up the pitch and they supplement each other with great effect. Spurs are a well drilled side and under Mauricio Pochettino, they are playing some great football. From back to front, every player plays for the team. This is visible from the fact that Spurs have conceded the least amount of goals in the league (24), and are also the league’s leading scorers (68).
2. Tottenham are scoring goals for fun
Tottenham Hotspur are playing football of the highest quality. In Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min, Spurs have four top class players who link up brilliantly together. Kane has scored 20 goals this season, his third successive season with 20+ goals. Dele Alli who is considered one of England’s brightest prospects, has 16 league goals and 5 assists to his name. And Christian Eriksen is one of the leading assist makers in the Premier League with 12 assists. In all Spurs have scored 68 league goals this season and some of their football has been breathtaking.
3. Their defense is rock solid
Spurs have lost just three games this season and their defending has been top class. In Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld they have two world class defenders who are backed up by Hugo Lloris, one of the world’s best goalkeepers. Their full-backs Danny Rose and Kyle Walker have enjoyed strong seasons both going forward as well as staying back. And Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama provide great protection to the defense from midfield. Spurs are one of the strongest defensive units in the league and have conceded only 22 goals this season.
4. Spurs have been the most consistent team in the last two years
Tottenham Hotspur have been the team in form over the past two years. They have lost just 9 of their last 70 games, winning 40. If we look at the league table over the last two years, Tottenham would be champions, nine points ahead of Manchester City in second place.
The #PremierLeague table over the past two seasons:
6⃣ Manchester United
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Their progress and consistency is what sets them apart. While big names like Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have struggled, Tottenham have enjoyed a period of stability and consistency. Under Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham have turned into title challengers, and it won’t be a surprise if their consistency is rewarded by a Premier League title come May.
5. Mauricio Pochettino has been a revelation
When Mauricio Pochettino became Southampton manager in 2013, the club were criticized for hiring him. And after turning the screw with the Saints, the Argentinian manager joined Tottenham in 2014. It’s safe to say that Pochettino has been a revelation at Spurs. Under him the club have gone from strength to strength. They have progressed massively and are now perennial title challengers. Pochettino has been hailed for his use of young players and academy products and has cited Sir Alex Ferguson as his inspiration. He has been linked with a move away to Barcelona at the end of the season. But Spurs are entering an exciting time and they will want to keep their manager for as long as possible.