Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro has suggested his club need to win five matches on the bounce.
The aim in the Brazilian’s eyes is to get the club’s title challenge back on track after the international break.
Tottenham currently sit seventh in the table with a fairly decent record of six wins, two draws and three defeats from all games this season.
However, the manner of recent performances has led some Spurs fans to question the current tactics and systems used by Andre Villas-Boas, with last weekend’s defeat to Newcastle United a good example.
“You have to win five games consecutively for this title dream to come back – We have a great team and it is just at the early stages of the season, but we have to change, to be more strong, to win something,” said the midfielder.
So which teams do Spurs face in their next five games and what are their chances of completing that winning streak?
Well it doesn’t start easily, because straight after the international break, there is a Premier League away trip to Manchester before a home match against a revitalised Manchester United side.
Spurs then have back-to-back away matches against Fulham and Sunderland before a difficult home match against Liverpool.
Needless to say that if Tottenham are serious about mounting a strong title challenge then the big games against the bigger sides in this next five match period are games the side should be looking to win.
If they win the City, United and Liverpool games, it will create a number of beneficial positive effects.
Belief will turn around inside the squad and the fans will be further convinced that Spurs can play the sort of football over a long season, which makes a title push against the big sides possible.
The testing factor for the side is going to be squad rotation because throw in two Europa League games after the international break and Spurs have seven games in the Space of 21 days.
That will stretch the squad to the limit, forcing AVB into a rotation policy as he looks to keep his key players fresher for those bigger matches.
It will be interesting to see if Tottenham can register five back-to-back wins.
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