Tottenham must firmly hold to the very end in order to grab the result and points they truly deserve - something that they failed to do against Sunderland last weekend.
Spurs walked off the Stadium of Light disappointed last weekend after drawing 2-2 against Sunderland. A Harry Kane own goal left his side grabbing one measly point after they took the lead twice within four minutes at the start of both halves.
But, although, Tottenham were the better team last Saturday afternoon, it didn't mean that their defence were perfect.
Ok, Spurs are still in a transition period with new boss Mauricio Pochettino who is working hard with his squad to quickly settle some basis of his style, his philosophy, but the North Londoners have to find this strength defensively to win what they really deserve.
Against Sunderland, Spurs was close to be perfect upfront, finding the spaces to make clever runs - creativity was in their football too.
But, when talking about the Liverpool game that took place at White Hart Lane before the international break, losing the ball too many times and a lack of accuracy left the The Reds making the best of Spurs' mistakes.
These details are the ones that need to be fixed as soon as possible if Pochettino wants to get Champions League football for his second year in charge at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham's defence were poor last season against top four clubs, managing to conceded 28 goals in eight matches.
But, Spurs summer signings with the likes of Ben Davies; Federico Fazio; and the young Eric Dier were good legs to add to the squad as they will definitely bring strength to this mighty defence once they will have a bit of experience in playing together. But it will take time to build a strong partnership with new captain Younes Kaboul; Belgian star Jan Vertonghen and France skipper Hugo Lloris.
Spurs attacking displays, however, has well improved since the Argentinian coach joined the board.
With Erik Lamela on the right foot to play his best football again after a first frustrating year in the Premier League, troubled by injuries; lack of confidence and difficulties to adapt with new life, the youngster made an immediate impact upfront since the season started.
Lamela rescued Tottenham to a loss in Cyprus against AEL Limassol earlier after coming on as a 73-minute substitute, setting up both Soldado on the volley and Harry Kane firing shot from inside the box.
And the following match against QPR at home at White Hart Lane was same scenario, feeding Eric Dier's head from a well-taken corner ball and, then, making a clever run from midfield to his opponent box to finally square the ball to Nacer Chadli head, with a little clever cross this time.
With the likes of proven Cristian Eriksen and Emmanuel Adebayor and new revelation Chadli Tottenham have found back the creativity and power they used to have in 2011 when they reached the quarter-final stages of the Champions League, in their first and single year into the elite tournament.
As always. Spurs fans will have to be patient with the Spurs to finally see their side playing their best potential football and see them regularly in champions League.
“We’re very disappointed because we should have won the game and Sunderland will be happy playing like that and taking a point,” Adebayor told Sky sports.
“It felt like a good performance, we were in such control. But we will head back, watch it again and see where we went wrong because when you have so much of a game and don’t win, it means something has gone wrong.
“If there was a positive, it was that we started both halves very well. But twice we have ourselves a platform and couldn’t build on it.”
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