Not even the most optimistic of Spurs fans would have been expecting Jose Mourinho’s side to mount a title challenge at the start of the season.
The Lilywhites were coming off a sixth-place finish last year and, although they had displayed improvements defensively after the restart, it seemed as though they were a long way off challenging the big boys.
In fact, almost no pundit gave the North Londoners any chance of even getting into the top four at the start of the campaign (BBC Sport).
It is a measure of how impressive Tottenham have been at the start of the campaign that just two months in, they are being talked about as potential challengers.
However, there is also still a lot of scepticism surrounding whether Jose Mourinho can take Tottenham all the way this year.
Spurs legend, Glenn Hoddle has become the latest pundit to weigh in on the club’s chances of challenging for the Premier League.
While he insisted that his former side will have a chance if they are still in the race around March or April, he admitted that Spurs are still not quite at the same level as last season’s top two.
Hoddle said in the latest episode of the Glenn Hoddle Footy show podcast: “Can they win something this year? Yes, I think they can. But whether they’re going to win the league – Liverpool and City are still are a long way ahead of Tottenham and other teams.
But, on any given week, even Liverpool and City can get beaten and points taken off them.
“So it’s a really intriguing season. If Tottenham are there and thereabouts in March or April then they will have a chance.
“But I’m not sure we are good enough in other parts of the pitch. The top three they are as good as anyone in Europe, it’s just in the other areas where maybe we lack that consistency.”
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