February 15, 2011
There is a cliché - seemingly most often applied to Manchester United - that the mark of a top side is the ability to grind out results while not playing particularly well. Spurs would appear to have mastered this art, following up the victories against Blackburn and Bolton with another three points away from home. The team has not shone at the Stadium of Light in recent years and never really kicked into top gear against Sunderland. They did just enough, however, to lift themselves into the top four.
February 9, 2011
Spurs remain in touching distance of the top four, kept outside of the hallowed Champions League places on goal difference. That difference is so acute, however, that it's hard to avoid the sneaking suspicion that it might prove crucial at the end of the season. With a significant gap between fifth and sixth spot, there's every chance the sides currently occupying the first five places will look the same come the end of May. But will it be Champions League or Europa League for Tottenham Hotspur?
February 2, 2011
"We got off to a disastrous start and it was game over after the two penalties. They were uncharacteristic errors from people. You don't see Michael making too many errors but he has had a nightmare start, giving the ball away, the penalty and then the sending-off. It has nothing to do with tactics when someone gives the ball away and we bring them down for a penalty, lose the ball and try to dribble out of trouble. It's nothing to do with tactics."