Sitting in the top tier of the Premier League, the degree of animosity towards Tottenham’s start to the season may well come as a surprise to some. Hardly playing the brand of football associated with Spurs sides of the past, an inability to create and carve out opportunity has been central to much of the frustration among the White Hart Lane faithful.

Spurs are very much a work in progress and under the stewardship of AVB many have tipped them to go on to achieve great things.

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