It is fair to say that Tottenham Hotspur have played against the odds this season, despite still finding themselves in the hunt for the Premier League title.
Spurs started the campaign with nine of their players in the semi-finals of the World Cup, leaving them with little room for rest or much of a pre-season.
Tottenham than had to, and are still having to, contend with numerous stadium delays, with the original plan to open at the beginning of the season.
This meant another year of playing every game away from home so far.
Spurs also had to wave goodbye to star winger Heung Min Son, not once but twice, as he jetted off to compete in both the Asia Games and Asia Cup for South Korea.
As if this wasn’t enough, Tottenham have also had one of the worst injury lists in the League all season, and currently still have Harry Kane and Dele Alli out on the side lines.
And all of this without spending a single penny in either transfer window.
Gary Neville believes praise is in order (SkySports as reported by Evening Standard): “It was a bit of a struggle for Tottenham against Leicester on Sunday.
“They got the late goal which flattered them a bit, but with the injuries they have got and the challenges they have got it’s such an outstanding performance from the players and Mauricio Pochettino to be where they are.
“Tottenham will be two points behind Manchester City if they win their game in hand, which is incredible with no money spent.
“Look at the depth of the City squad and the riches of the squad, then you think what Mauricio Pochettino is achieving with a squad that hasn’t had any investment in the last 18 months. They deserve great credit.”
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