Much has been made of manager Mauricio Pochettino’s style of play, which demands that Spurs’ players chase down every single ball.
And Carragher feels that the work Spurs' players do without the ball has helped transform them from a flimsy team to one of the most solid sides in the Premier League, after they beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium earlier this afternoon.
“It’s not just Tottenham’s ability on the ball, it’s how quickly they win the ball back. Manchester City haven’t been able to cope with it,” Carragher said.
“Since Jurgen Klopp has come in everyone has spoke about how quickly Liverpool press, but Mauricio Pochettino has been doing it for two or three years.
“That’s the massive difference for Spurs now, compared to when everyone thought they were a little bit flimsy away.”
Tottenham’s win over City has moved them to within two points of Leicester City, who currently lead the way in the Premier League.
Tottenham have been guilty of choking at key moments previously, but the strength of this side’s character was once again shown against City.
Spurs took the lead through Harry Kane, but they were pegged back when Kelechi Iheanacho belted home an equaliser.
At that point, Spurs could have folded, but they continued undeterred and got their reward when Christian Eriksen tucked home a winner in the closing stages.
Tottenham are now unbeaten in their last 12 away matches, and they are proving to be one of the hardest teams in England to beat.