Even the most optimistic Tottenham fan would admit that it is unlikely Spurs will challenge for the title this season, despite the improvements since Jose Mourinho took over.
Spurs are now a full 20 points behind league leaders Liverpool, after just 14 games. Beyond this, there is not a huge amount of difference between second and fourth, apart from the prize money up for grabs.
Therefore, the main aim for Spurs this season should be about putting pressure on that top four and breaking into the Champions League spots.
Leicester City are currently in second on 32 points, with Man City on 29 points, and Chelsea on 26 points.
Despite being 12 behind fourth when Mourinho took over, Spurs are now just six off Chelsea. This comes after back-to-back wins for Tottenham and consecutive losses for the Blues.
Mourinho claims that Spurs cannot control how their opponents do in the league, which is the problem of a poor start to the season.
He said (Football London): “There are things we cannot control – the opponents’ results. We did our job, we won two matches then we cannot control. Chelsea lost 6 points, Arsenal lost 4. We are not in control with this kind of situation. Imagine we win all our matches but Chelsea also wins, we would be the same 12 points difference. That is something we cannot control and that’s the problem when you are in a bad position.”
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