Bumpy road for Tottenham Hotspur?

Bumpy road for Tottenham Hotspur?

It is without a doubt that Tottenham’s best moments this season have come outside the Premier League.

Mauricio Pochettino has seen his side draw in Madrid, beat Madrid at Wembley, and take six points off Borussia Dortmund.

When the group was drawn not many people held out much hope for Spurs, but they have been a delight to watch in the Champions League so far.

It can certainly said that their form in Europe has come at a cost though.

Tottenham sit 5th in the Premier League table currently, with an extra game played than Watford (7th) and Liverpool (6th). West Ham remarkably knocked them out of the Carabao Cup too in a 2-3 thriller at Wembley.

The past few seasons we have witnessed this Spurs side grow into real title contenders and had it not have been for Leicester’s fairy tale they may well have had their hands on a Premier League trophy already.

This season, regardless of Wembley, they haven’t hit the heights expected.

It is the current patch of form that will concern Pochettino the most, with his side winning just once in the past five league games.

Leicester ran out 2-1 winners last time out at the King Power, after West Brom took a point at Wembley.

It was North London derby despair for Spurs as Arsenal won 2-0, and Manchester United edged Tottenham 1-0 at Old Trafford.

Their only win since that famous night against Madrid was a 1-0 win at the hands of Crystal Palace.

Dele Alli has had his critics this season, perhaps rightfully so, but the team on the whole this season seems ever more reliant on Harry Kane – even more so in recent weeks.

There is talent flowing right through that Spurs squad and I’m sure it won’t be long until we see the Spurs we have become used to back, firing on all cylinders again.

Whilst Manchester City are flying above the rest, the other big clubs aren’t having bad seasons either and Champions League football you feel isn’t as nailed on for Spurs this time round as it has been in previous years.

The Real Madrid performance set the standard, the bar if you would, for Tottenham.

That night saw them go toe-to-toe with the world’s elite and conquer them on a night Spurs fans wont forget in a long while.

That performance is something Pochettino needs to find again, they looked like they could’ve beaten anyone that night.

It is a tough trip up to Vicarage Road to face a Watford outfit that look re-inspired under Marco Silva, and the sooner Pochettino’s men can get back on track the better.