In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Dean Windass thinks that keeping their front-three fit could be the key to Tottenham’s top-four chances.
Jose Mourinho’s side looked down and out following five defeats across six matches in January and February, but three victories on the bounce before the loss to Arsenal has seen Spurs emerge as genuine Champions League contenders once more – they are currently six points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.
Harry Kane and Gareth Bale both scored twice, whilst the final piece of their attacking trio, Heung Min Son, grabbed his third assist in as many games.
And with those three all in outstanding form at present, Windass admitted that keeping them fit could result in Spurs finishing in the top-four, although they may have suffered a dent to that with Son Heung-min going off injured against the Gunners.
He told Football FanCast:
“Mourinho doesn’t take any prisoners, like Dier at the back, he’s made a few mistakes and he’s dropped him. The players know if they don’t perform then he will take you out. But I think if they keep Gareth Bale fit and the front-three fit, then I think they can get in the top-four.”
It’s all about momentum at this time in the campaign, and Tottenham have that in abundance at present.
Bale, Son and Kane have started together four times this season, and Spurs have managed maximum points in each of those games.
If Mourinho can keep those three fit for the majority of the run-in, then this year might end in glory for the north London outfit, only weeks after their season appeared to be petering out into a mid-table finish.