Pundit identifies difference in Tottenham Hotspur compared to last season

Former Southampton striker and current Sky Sports pundit Matt Le Tissier believes that Tottenham Hotspur have proven that they are a different team to last season.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men crumbled in the closing stages of the 2015-16 campaign, effectively handed the Premier League title to Leicester City.

At the time, the Foxes were expected to go on and clinch the trophy, and Spurs find themselves in similar circumstances this season, with Chelsea leading the way.

The Blues have a seven-point lead heading into the final eight games of the season, and considering that Antonio Conte’s side have dropped points in just seven of their 30 matches, it is unlikely that they will be dislodged from top spot.

Le Tissier believes that the much-coveted trophy is on its way to Stamford Bridge, but Tottenham will not make it easy for them.

The retired footballer has praised the team’s change in attitude, using Wednesday night’s win over Swansea City as an example to show how Spurs have improved mentally.

The players were trailing 1-0 with two minutes left of normal time remaining, but goals from Dele Alli, Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen resulted in a dramatic comeback.

Le Tissier told Sky Sports:

“They had a lot of criticism back end of last season because they kind of petered out a little bit, but I thought 1-0 down, two minutes to go, to finish that game 3-1 I thought that showed what Tottenham are about this season.

“I think we can see that the Premier League title is looking likely that it’s going to Chelsea, but I think it looks like Spurs want to make sure they keep them on their toes all the way.”