Following a poor start to the Premier League campaign which has seen Spurs win a total of four games out of a possible 13, it is easy to understand why the Tottenham faithful is pessimistic about their side’s chances of securing a top four finish.
However, Tottenham’s chances of making it into the top four are not as slim as they seem, here are five reasons why;
The Jose Mourinho Factor
Jose Mourinho always turns out to be somewhat of a controversial figure at every club he takes over, but if there’s one thing he does well, it’s getting results, primarily due to his pragmatic approach to setting his team up for a particular task.
Mourinho has made an illustrious career out of being pragmatic.
He was able to lead Chelsea to multiple Premier League titles through making use of the art of pragmatism, and at Tottenham, he can employ the same philosophy to secure a top four finish through taking a game-by-game approach and setting his side up tactically, in such a way that will allow Tottenham to garner favourable results en route to a top four finish.
The Champions League group game against Olympiacos proved one thing; as much as Tottenham is a team stacked with players who are capable of impressive displays of individual brilliance – when the team works as one cohesive unit, they are borderline unstoppable.
The Likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung Ming and Dele Alli can combine to score crucial goals and create goalscoring opportunities for each other, whilst Spurs’ backline can work alongside the midfield to keep things tidy at the back, and as such, make Tottenham capable of finding consistency en route to a top four finish.
The Hectic Festive Period
December is a month in the Premier League where teams change positions extremely easily due to the sheer amount of games teams have to participate in leading up to the new year.
Tottenham, like other Premier League teams, are set to play seven games from December going into the 1st of January.
A lot of teams are going to drop a lot of points, possibly even teams that are already in and around the top four thus giving Tottenham a chance to sneak their way into a great position going into the second-half of the Premier League campaign.
Of course, Tottenham also have to, well, win at least six of their next seven Premier League games, but with Mourinho at the helm, that’s a very realistic target.
The January Transfer Window
The January transfer window will prove to be the most important factor in Tottenham’s fight for a top four spot.
Going into the second half of the Premier League season a couple of key signings could bolster Tottenham’s chances of securing a top-four finish, and with Mourinho reportedly keen on signing the likes of Gareth Bale and Ricardo Pereira, Spurs fans have something to be excited about.
Making it into the top four will not be an easy task by any means, but with Jose Mourinho at the helm, you cannot count Spurs out.