White Hart Lane is now one of the main attractions in London, because of the brand of football Tottenham Hotspur have been playing.
Four wins in four games has taken them within sights of both Manchester clubs, and shut the mouths of cynics who have been blurting them as a one-hit wonder because of last season’s accomplishments.
The fact is, Harry Redknapp’s men have more than what it takes to establish themselves as a top four club. Here’s why...
Spurs have splashed a vast amount of cash for midfielders in recent seasons, and the investments are finally paying off.
Luka Modric is back to his wizardry weaving self after all the fuss of leaving for Chelsea.
Scott Parker has blended into the squad seamlessly, and is improving with each passing game.
His performance against Arsenal was one of the best individual displays I have seen this season, forming a brick wall to protect his back four and throwing his weight in attack as well.
Gareth Bale has developed another set of lungs this season, his bombing runs were one of the reasons Bacary Sagna legs couldn’t take the abuse anymore.
Van Der Vaart is also regaining his touch after some absence, his well taken goal last week is an indication the best is yet to come.
With Niko Kranjcar, Tom Huddlestone and Steven Pienaar on the bench, Spurs have both depth and quality to dominate any game this season.
Harry Redknapp never found the right combination of strike-force despite the numerous strikers he brought to Spurs.
He may have just struck gold.
Adebayor and Defoe have the aptitude to emulate the partnership of Teddy Sheringham and Jurgen Klinsmann who gave defenders sleepless nights a decade ago.
The duo possesses almost identical traits to their predecessors—Adebayor with his aerial prowess and ability to hold possession, with Defoe making those clever runs and never afraid to go for goal, much like the great German.
Both have scored five already this season and have had a hand in each other’s goals.
If they can keep this up Spurs may very well sit among the big boys at the top.
Spurs boasts a relatively strong rearguard, with the exception of Ledley King’s knees buckling at times.
Besides the 5-1 drubbing to Manchester City, they have only conceded five times this season.
Younes Kaboul has been in commanding form this season while Kyle Walker and Benoit Assou-Ekotto are doing the ideal full backs job of shutting crosses from the wing and pushing up to support the attack at every given opportunity.
With Michael Dawson and William Gallas yet to return from injury, it will take something special to penetrate their defense.
The Brazilian circus act has been finally dropped, and replaced by an ever reliable American custodian in goal.
In Brad Friedel Spurs are guaranteed a consistent and stable performance in every match.
He may not have the youth and reflexes of Heurelho Gomes, but he boasts the experience and commanding presence to the keep the Spurs rearguard alert at all times.
His agility single-handedly restricted Manchester United to a three goal scoreline when they met in August.
They say a goalkeeper can save you 15 points a season—Gomes gave away that much last season, Freidel may very well do justice in goal and recoup all of them this season.
One thing is sure, Harry Redknapp won’t have the Europa League trophy in his sights.
It takes a grueling 15 games and thousand miles of travelling to even qualify for the knockout stages.
With other top clubs (except Liverpool) involved in Champions League action, it could present the perfect chance to him to take advantage.
If Tottenham focus on the domestic league alone, they stand a high chance of pipping the others to fourth place since all English clubs will aim to outdo each other in the Champions League.
Tottenham Hotspur can no longer be labeled a club that is the best among the rest.
They have the support, the ideal manager and squad to take them to new heights.
So come on Spurs, take on the big boys and make it a Big Five!