Ian Wright explains how you can tell this Tottenham team is not ‘typical Spurs’

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Tottenham moved to second place after defeating Watford this weekend.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s 606 show on Sunday, Ian Wright has explained that this Tottenham team are the real deal, and are no longer the ‘typical Spurs’ side of yesteryear.

Wright said: “I’m not having the people that say ‘typical Spurs’. If it was ‘typical Spurs’ they wouldn't have had 26 shots yesterday [Saturday, v Watford], nine on target, 15 corners to one. Absolutely went at them continually. They’re flying, you’ve got to give credit where it’s due.”

Spurs have the reputation as being a team with promise, who play nice football, but never realistically challenge for serious silverware.

One of the giants of English footballing history, their recent years have been spent collapsing at important moments, but not this season.

Since the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs have become much more solid, and this season they sit in second place of the Premier League table, seriously fighting for the Premier League title.

Champions League football is all-but secured, and they take on Manchester City next weekend with the chance to give their title hopes a real boost.

A few years ago, it would have been expected that Spurs could be in this great position, and still contrive to fall out of the top four by the end of the season.

However, under Pochettino they are only moving upwards, and Wright believes this Spurs team are the real deal.

They are no longer going to collapse in ‘typical Spurs’ fashion, and a fight for the title is how Tottenham’s season is sure to end.

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