Few teams in the Premier League have benefitted as much as Tottenham Hotspur from the suspension of the football season with the extended break having given some of their first-team stars the time they needed to return from injury.
Before the suspension of the league, Tottenham were winless in six matches in all competitions and ravaged by injuries.
Spurs return to top flight action with the visit of Manchester United next Friday, in a game which could be crucial to the top four aspirations of both sides.
The Lilywhites have another tough test four days later with rivals West Ham being the next visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Apart from being a fierce local derby, the Hammers need the points to battle the threat of relegation while Spurs need to start getting wins under their belt if they are to have any shot at Champions League qualification.
West Ham would have arguably had the upper hand had the fixture been played in March due to the fact that they were coming into a decent run of form and Spurs were missing the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, Moussa Sissoko and Steven Bergwijn.
Hammers boss David Moyes has insisted that there is no point looking back and asking what if.
When asked about how the tides have turned for Spurs since March, he told The Evening Standard: “All we can do is look after our own mentality. When the lockdown came, I believe we were going in the right direction.
“We were happier with the way we were performing, but we still need to play much better.
“There’s no point looking back (at Tottenham’s and West Ham’s form in February and March). We can only deal in the here and now and it’s up to me to get them organised correctly and mentally in the best place.”
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It would have been pretty embarrassing to have been beaten by West Ham in their first two visits to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. So, it is a relief that we now have the likes of Kane, Son, Sissoko and Bergwijn back. We should have too much firepower for them to handle.
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