Tottenham need to work on improving their goal difference if they are to have a successful season under Nuno Espirito Santo, according to Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge.
Spurs have won five of their opening eight league games this term, but Bridge wants to see them putting teams to the sword more moving forwards.
How have Tottenham started this season?
It has been a rollercoaster campaign for the north London club so far. Having won their first three games by narrow 1-0 margins against Manchester City, Wolves and Watford, Spurs then endured a miserable September.
They lost three London derbies that month, shipping three goals in each fixture. Nuno’s team have since bounced back by beating Aston Villa and Newcastle United 2-1 and 3-2, respectively.
However, their overall goal difference is not particularly impressive, as they have scored nine goals but conceded 12 in the top-flight.
What has Bridge said about Tottenham?
Bridge has warned Tottenham that they must focus on bettering their goal difference, or it could stop them achieving their targets in May.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Spurs need to give someone a bit of a hammering. You look at the league table, they’re fifth, but they’re minus three in goal difference.
“And goal difference really is a point if you think about it. So, they don’t really want to miss out on anything come the end of the season.”
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Who could Tottenham potentially thrash to improve their goal difference?
On paper, it is difficult to see Tottenham thrashing any of their next three opponents, as they will be facing West Ham, Manchester United and Everton, who are all currently inside the top eight.
They may get a better chance to pick up a comprehensive victory or two after that, though. Nuno’s men finish off November by playing Leeds and Burnley, before taking on Norwich to kick-off December.
All three of those sides have had difficult starts to the season, and Spurs could look to take advantage of this by scoring goals for fun in these matches.
At the moment, Tottenham are only outside the top four on goal difference, behind Graham Potter’s Brighton. Right now, this is not a major concern, but they must start taking steps to move towards a positive goal difference soon, before this become a bigger problem in the latter stages of the season.
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