Tottenham Hotspurs’ 12-game EPL Progress Report

Our series of 2015-16 season progress reports continues with a look at the efforts of a Tottenham side with may have put the last pieces together in their quest for Champions League football.


What has gone right?

Tottenham have enjoyed an unbeaten run that spans all the way back to their first defeat to Manchester United on the opening day of the Premier League. Mauricio Pochettino has brought this team back to the forefront again and they are now flourishing under the Argentine. The manager arrived at White Hart Lane back at the end of last season in May 2014 and since then the team have produced good quality football, currently seeing them occupying fifth on the table, five points off the top.

Pochettino was definitely the right man for the North London club and help them to challenge for those coveted Champions League places. The Spurs have had prominent wins so far this campaign, including the 4-1 defeat of league-leaders Manchester City. After their outstanding performance against rivals Arsenal last time out, it is clear that the manager and his men mean business.

What’s gone wrong?

The biggest problem at White Hart Lane is the lack of goals and too many drawn results. The team are seven goals behind league leaders Manchester City in the scoring charts, who have put the ball away seventeen times. It is lucky that superstar Harry Kane is back up to speed again, scoring a hat-trick against Bournemouth in a 5-1 demolition a few weeks ago. The Englishman also scored against Aston Villa and crucially, he put Spurs ahead against Arsenal in the North London derby.

In their games since the beginning of the season, they have drawn half that they have played. To get the three points every time, the team need to score more goals, Pochettino has even iterated this point earlier in the campaign. Their performance in Europe has been a little off too, losing to Anderlecht the first time before winning the return game  and drawing with Monaco. Though, with such a difficult task at hand in the Premier League, they should concentrate on the domestic goals.

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