Tottenham: 'Positive' situation emerging for Conte at Hotspur Way

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte reacts

Tottenham being third in the table without hitting top form is a positive for Antonio Conte, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

Conte’s side have made their joint-best ever start to a Premier League campaign, although some of their performances have been questionable.

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The north London outfit made it 17 points from a possible 21 on Saturday after they came from behind to thrash Leicester 6-2 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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As a result, Spurs are one of just two top-flight sides currently unbeaten, having mustered up five victories and two draws.

But Tottenham have been made to work hard for many of their points, coming from behind against Southampton, Chelsea, and Leicester, while they had to weather storms in the wins over Wolves and Nottingham Forest.

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Regardless, Spurs are level on points with reigning champions Manchester City and only one point behind rivals Arsenal, who they face after the international break, which represents a fine start to the season in terms of points gained.

What did Jones say about Tottenham?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “There is still plenty of room for improvement at Spurs, but I think that’s a positive rather than a negative.

“They are one point off top spot and have not got close to consistently playing at their best level.

“For Conte, results will always come ahead of pretty performances, but I think this team still have more to offer.”

What’s next for Tottenham?

Tottenham might have enjoyed a promising start to the campaign, but what faces them once they return after the break could test Conte’s squad to the maximum.

From the north London derby on 1 October until the season pauses for the World Cup in the middle of November, Spurs play 13 games in 42 days in what promises to be an incredibly tough period for all sides competing in Europe.

Along with a trip to the Emirates, Tottenham also travel to Brighton, Eintracht Frankfurt, Manchester United and Marseille, while the likes of Newcastle, Sporting Lisbon and Liverpool all visit the capital.

With Spurs rounding off their Champions League group stage campaign and also playing some crucial Premier League fixtures, it’ll quickly become clear what kind of shape Conte’s team find themselves in by the time the season comes to a halt.

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