It’s been a busy week for Spurs, with a testing match at home to Manchester City followed up by a trip to Ligue 1 giants Monaco in the Europa League.
In what must have given head coach Mauricio Pochettino a huge dilemma, a patched-up team earned a draw at the Stade Louis II before claiming another positive result at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.
Swansea twice went ahead, but two sublime free-kicks from Christian Eriksen made sure that Spurs didn’t leave empty-handed, and former Tottenham star Hazard expressed his contentment on Twitter.
Never mind not quite but a decent point all the same after Europa, COYS— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) octubre 4, 2015
Spurs’ start to the season wasn’t too promising, but their performances over the past few weeks have been much improved and there is now a genuine cause for excitement for the prospects ahead.
In recent years, the North London outfit have often failed to juggle the strains of midweek European games with the rough and tumble of the Premier League but that can’t be said of this season.
Following positive Europa League results, Spurs have gone on to claim four points from Manchester City (H) and Swansea (A), scoring six goals in the process.
Pochettino may have a somewhat uncomfortably small squad to work with, but the Argentine boss seems more at home with a tightly-knit unit and the effects are showing.
After losing their opening match, Spurs now boast the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League and sit in eighth spot with 13 points, five shy of City at the top and two behind fourth-place Crystal Palace.