Tottenham Hotspur have worked very hard to get where they are in the league.
For all Harry Kane’s goals, Dele Alli’s magic and Toby Alderweireld’s defensive nous, hard work is at the centre of Tottenham’s form of late.
Alli has covered a remarkable 231.69km in 1757 minutes on the pitch, which works out at an average of 11.86 km per league game.
As for Eriksen, he averages 11.55km while Argentine international Lamela averages 11.36km.
When you consider Tottenham have three players in the top 10 it shows that manager Mauricio Pochettino’s famously tough training techniques are reaping rich rewards.
So for all the flare there is a key element of hard work that has brought Tottenham to the verge of glory this season, and that only bodes well for the future.