Tottenham Hotspur are currently enjoying one of their best starts to a Premier League season. The side currently sits in 4th place with 26 points and just topped their Champions League group to reach the knockout stage. Given this impressive start, it might sound odd to suggest. That team has the potential to have a poor season however there’s reason to argue here. If you see this siteYou will see that Spurs are currently the 5th favourite to win the Premier League, an area that the bookies may be horribly wrong about.
This is why the Spurs must anticipate the likelihood of a disastrous season.
Antonio Conte’s way
Everyone knows that Conte is a winner and he has a track record of winning wherever he has been. Conte’s way is he has a decisive team, with a touch of flair that produces results. At the Spurs, however, this proved very difficult to implement. Right now, this Spurs team is inviting pressure from the start, conceding goals at bad times, and then having to come back in the second half, throwing kitchens at the team to try and get a result. This is not sustainable and while things can improve, they can even go the other way.
Conte’s men have earned an enormous reputation as a side who can come from behind when needed. This is all well and good obviously, but those skills get summoned every now and then. The overall effect of this is mental fatigue on the players, who must consistently come back to the emotional well and dig something. When a team is ahead by 2 or 3 goals, they can relax a bit in the game. This can help avoid injuries, increase confidence and finally help a team to keep winning. The Spurs formula is currently unsustainable.
While it’s true that Conte and Levy have done well, together with Paratici, in strengthening this Spurs squad, they still cannot count on the depth of players that ‘get’ the system. Right now, for example, they’re without Son, Richarlison and Kulusevski, and they look very drained going forward. This means if that kind of injury comes up again, the Spurs will be in trouble. Given that they will be in 4 competitions and they’ve players heading into the World Cup this month, the team’s fitness will be severely tested.
The general consensus is that this Spurs team is just going to keep getting better and they’re just a comparatively new bunch of players with a comparatively new manager, trying to slot in. This could occur and if so, Spurs fans can be very optimistic. However, it is likely that the Spurs are at their peak right now, and the only way they can go is to go down.