Ossie Ardiles says Tottenham have plenty of reasons to be excited about the second half of the season.
The Hornets had been in excellent form ahead of the game and it took a late winner from Heung-Min Son to give Tottenham all three points.
Ardiles used Twitter to praise head coach Mauricio Pochettino and the players for their latest victory.
Congratulations, again! to Mauricio and the boys. Great great result in one of our most difficult games of the season.Full credit to Watford— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) December 28, 2015
Great camaraderie, sense of purpose, believing in each other, playing until the very last minute, fitness, tactical awareness...— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) December 28, 2015
What a year 2015 has been. And it is looking even better for 2016. 3rd! Right now. Great achievement. COYS COYS COYS— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) December 28, 2015
The Premier League is so open this season that it will be considered an opportunity missed for Spurs if they cannot go on to achieve a top four finish.
Talk of winning the title will elicit responses ranging from believing it's possible to others decrying it as fanciful, but aiming to qualify for a Champions League place is a must, and the team need to invest in the transfer market in January to help their cause further.