Tottenham have had a good start to this campaign and remain unbeaten after eleven Premier League matches.
That is their best record since the 1960/61 season when they actually went on to win the league and FA Cup double – incidentally the last time they won the English first division.
56 years later and Mauricio Pochettino’s men are fighting for it again.
They fell painfully short at the final hurdle last season, but will hoping to go one better this time around.
Last term’s champions Leicester City are well off the mark but the ‘big boys’ in the division have strengthened well and are Spurs’ major rivals in their pursuit of their Premier League dream.
However, Spurs are still unbeaten and are a team that aren’t to be taken lightly but, Pochettino must be well aware that there are still improvements needed after the international break.
We at the FootballFanCast HQ think these are the THREE most crucial things they need to work on.
Despite Spurs’ ability to remain unbeaten, they appear to be struggling to turn level scores into victories having drawn their previous FOUR Premier League games.
Some of those matches will be seen as decent points at the end of the campaign, but others may well be looked back on as opportunities missed.
They still sit in the top five in the Premier League and no-one is underestimating their ability to challenge at the top end (apart from Roy Keane) come the end of the season.
However, if they are to still be challenging in May they need to find the formula to grind out victories.
During this season’s Champions League, Tottenham are playing their home matches at Wembley Stadium.
However, not all is going to plan for Spurs at their ‘new ground’.
They have acquired four points on the road in Europe but have been defeated by Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen on their ‘home’ patch.
If they are going to progress to the next round of the competition they are realistically going to have to win their last two group games, one of which is at home to CSKA Moscow.
They defeated the Russians away from home with a goal from Heung-min Son and they are going to need similar assistance next time around.
The picture in question shows Vincent Janssen reacting to another one of his missed chances for Tottenham.
Unfortunately, Janssen’s impact at Spurs is currently very reminiscent of the misfortune that befell Roberto Soldado.
When Soldado joined Spurs big things were expected of him, but apart from a goal here or there, nothing seemed to work out for the Spaniard.
The Dutchman’s form is comparable as his only Spurs goals have come from the penalty spot, from where he seems very composed.
Apart from that, his general play appears confused and staggered.
It takes time to adapt to a new team and a new division but good things were expected of him and there will come a time when the faith ceases.