Are Tottenham Hotspur a Viable Contender For The Top Four?

Andrew GaleaContributor IAugust 25, 2009

DONCASTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26:  Tottenham Hotspur and Doncaster Rovers players run on to the pitch as a rainbow arcs over Keepmoat Stadium before the Carling Cup second round match between Doncaster Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur on August 26, 2009 in Doncaster, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

This past weekend  Tottenham Hotspur went on to win 2-1 against West Ham, it was their third consecutive victory in a spam of 9 days This game was a win that wasn't convincingly won. Their manager Harry Redknapp, will take any victory the club can muster. 

The club is putting on a great product on the pitch, however they still need some improving to do. With the likes of Jermaine Defoe and Robbie Keane, these two key players need to be more consistent. 

Jermaine Defoe's recent actions with the police haven't been much of a distraction for the club.  Harry has had his back for how the police are taking action.  This past Sunday against West Ham United they did not play well individually but Spurs supporters wont be complaining.

In fact, the last time Spurs opened a campaign with three wins, they went on to win the Double in the 1960/61 season.  Can this happen again?

Redknapp is looking to sign the experienced 'keeper David James before the transfer window closes.  It is still a young season, but after playing Spurs, West Ham United Manager, Gianfranco Zola predicted that Spurs will contend for the top 4 all season.

If this is the case and Spurs can make some more signings in the January, they could challenge for the Champions League spots come May.

It will be good for football and for the EPL to have a club who was bottom last year, improve all the way to the top 4 in 1 year.