Hamann: How 'soft touch' Tottenham are changing their reputation

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Former Liverpool star Dietmar Hamann has admitted Tottenham Hotspur are changing their reputation.

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann told the Colin Murray Show for talkSPORT earlier this week that he feels Tottenham have changed their ‘soft’ image.

The German midfielder cited two examples in the side’s recent performances where he feels they have shown admirable qualities, which bode well for the side over the rest of the season.

“They had that tag of being a soft touch and when it comes to it, playing okay but not getting results, I think they’ve come a long way,” he said.

“They did it the hard way against Sheffield United – to go 1-0 down against an Arsenal team which when you go behind against them, it’s probably one of the least teams you want to face.”

Credit has to go to manager Mauricio Pochettino for drilling some belief and confidence into his players after a difficult first half of the season.

They appear to have got the message he’s been trying to put across to his players and have put in some big performances in big games.

It’s also important to note that the team came close to getting a result against Liverpool earlier this week, looking good for a point before Mario Balotelli came off the bench to get the winner.

They also proved that they can rip apart the side at the top of the Premier League, Chelsea, which bodes well for their League Cup final clash against the Blues.

The challenge for the manager and the team over the rest of the season is striving for the consistency across all competitions, which makes Champions League football for next year a reality instead of a dream.

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