Three games. Three Victories. A dream start to a new season.
Tottenham Hotspur have begun their 2021-22 Premier League campaign with renewed hope and much purpose under new Manager, Nuno Espírito Santo. The Ex-Wolves man has given the North London club the perfect beginning with three 1-0 victories over reigning champions Manchester City, Wolves and Watford anointing them as the tabletop leaders having grabbed the complete nine point on offer. With these consecutive hurrahs, for the first time in their league history have Tottenham been victorious in their first three games without conceding a single goal.
Certainly, a white paradise for The Lilywhites!
So, the obvious question plaguing everyone’s mind is: How has a team considered one among the Big Six that was in the pits last season, finishing on a lowly seventh shown much resurgence at the onset of the new season?
Well, here are the three aspects that for me have been the catalysts to drive this resurgence for the North London club:
A New Manager Has Brought Fresh Perspective
It is no rocket science to know when a team is not performing well, it’s more often than not the manager who is issued the marching orders.
Nuno’s entry this season into the Tottenham fold has brought a fresh perspective and renewed vigour to scrape out victories and not concede goals at any cost.
The three 1-0 victories are testament to this as Spurs last season were rather guilty of conceding plenty of goals, having had 45 against them vis-a-vis the champions Manchester City who only had 32.
A bit too much if you ask me!
The reason Tottenham haven’t conceded a single goal this season is Nuno’s investment in the youth with a strong defence holding fort in Tanganga, Sanchez and Reguilón.
The three have been pillars to block attacking threats and with the experience of Eric Dier, the defence looks even stronger.
Son Has Been on Song
With two super strikes against Manchester City and Watford, Son Heung-min has been the reason for Tottenham’s early success in the season.
The South Korean who dons the number 10 for Spurs took the added responsibility to attain success for the North London club in the absence of the talisman, Harry Kane in the first game with a super curl in the left corner against Manchester City.
In their third outing against Watford, his free-kick was also pure gold to give Spurs the victory.
What’s been even more refreshing is the form of Dele Alli, who finally got his mojo back late last season under caretaker manager Ryan Mason and has continued that fine form this season with a brilliant penalty strike against Wolves in the away game.
The setup and the conversion both were awesome in equal measure for the Englishman.
Harry Kane’s Commitment to the Club Has Been the Much-Needed Dose of Positivity
The English captain who arguably is one of the best strikers in world football has finally made the pledge to Tottenham.
The promise to stay at the North London club has been the much-needed dose of positivity and certainty, that all the Spurs’ fans needed from their star ending months of speculation of a transfer.
Make no mistake, a Harry Kane who is now devoted to the Spurs cause will make The Lilywhites even more lethal going forward adding the spectacular sheen on a sword that is already emitting fire with the likes of Son, Alli, Højbjerg and Bergwijn.
Truth be told, Tottenham now look as complete as they have looked in a long time and for me certainly, a top-four finish is more than just being hopeful if you’re a Spurs supporter.
Who knows, this season could also bring their maiden title since the inception of The Premier League in 1992.
Well, as they say, never say never!
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