Tottenham Hotspur gave fans the perfect Christmas present on Boxing Day as Wednesday saw us take our goal tally to eleven in only two matches as we hammered Bournemouth.
Fresh from a 6-2 victory over Everton ahead of Christmas, manager Mauricio Pochettino’s boys technically went one better and scored five, but kept the clean sheet as well in the game yesterday.
Christian Eriksen, a Son Heung-Min brace, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane got on the scoresheet to gift us another three points in a very comfortable game and with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side falling to defeat in their match, we seized second spot in the table and now sit only six points behind leaders Liverpool.
There’s every reason for optimism ahead of the second half of the campaign and Spurs continue to quietly go about their business – digging out results and just doing enough in games, but we clearly haven’t lost the ability to blow teams away and that’s not a bad thing to still have in our locker.
“I’m trying to keep balance in my emotions. The way that we work, is paying back now. It doesn’t surprise me. We only focus on us, not the opponent. It doesn’t mean too much to us to be second or third. The most important position is when you finish in May. Now the challenge is to keep this level – it’s going to be tougher as when you are there everyone wants to kill you. It’s tougher the higher you get. We need to keep humble and work hard. The next game is always more difficult than the one before. If we can keep our level then maybe we can talk about a title challenge at the end of the season.”
People will keep writing us off, let’s just see what May brings and enjoy it regardless.