Scoring for fun, mean defense, brisk counter attacks, team built on young players and a ruthless manager – All these qualities were reminiscent of the successful Manchester United side under Sir Alex Ferguson from yesteryear.
The Red Devils are now a mere shadow of their glorious past, and there is a new team who is doing everything right to stake their claim to be duly called as Premier League’s new Manchester United.
Tottenham are pushing Leicester all the way for the league title and they are doing it on the back of some scintillating performances. Latest of those wins came against Stoke last night when Harry Kane and Dele Alli led Spurs to a 4-0 win and within 5 points of the league leaders.
Mauricio Pochettino has trusted youth over experience at White Hart Lane and has installed an incredible self-belief among the players. They are never out of a game and are capable of beating any side in the league right now.
At present, Spurs top the charts for most goals scored and fewest conceded. Ideally that should be enough to win the title but Leicester are slightly ahead at the moment but they would need to be at their very best in remaining 4 games or else Spurs would pip them to the top.
Seeing the current Tottenham’s relentless title chase reminds of Manchester United’s title win in 1995-96 season when they waited and waited for Newcastle to slip up and then raced ahead to win the title.
United did the same to Arsenal back in 2002/03 season when they closed down an 8-point gap and went on to win the title. Those performances must act as inspiration and tell Spurs that the title race is not over yet.
They should keep winning their matches, keep playing exceptional football and hope for Leicester to crumble under pressure.
Earlier in the season, Sir Alex Ferguson confined to one of his close friends about Mauricio Pochettino being the best manager in England right now and he sees a similarity in style between him and Pochettino’s.
With such accolades falling his way, perhaps it should hardly be a surprise for us to see Tottenham being the best team in England this season and sending a strong message to all the contenders and pretenders about their long-term involvement in title races in seasons to follow.
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