Former Arsenal stalwart Nigel Winterburn explains the difference between current and previous Spurs teams and why it has him nervous

The former Arsenal man believes the club has less individual players.

Tottenham Hotspur could pull off a great feat this evening. They take on London rivals West Ham United at Upton Park. If they win the game they will go top of the Premier League table, after Leicester City dropped points at home to West Brom yesterday.

Mauricio Pochettino's men have had a glorious season and one of the most important differences between this Spurs side and previous incarnations is the team ethic that Pochettino has instilled.

One man who has noticed this is pundit and former Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn. He told Sky Sports News today (02/03/2016) that this was the main difference between this current Spurs teams and those of the past - and that is why he is worried they might actually pick up the title:

"I think what a lot of people are saying about Tottenham this season, which they haven't said before, is that in the past they would have fabulous individual players but not a team.

"That is when people have gone to Tottenham or Tottenham have gone to them and people think we can beat them. If we cut out certain individuals, push them out of the game, we can win because they may fold as a team.

"Now you look at them and you are saying they have good individuals and they have got a good team ethic as well - that's why I am sitting here slightly nervous."

Pochettino has certainly built a great team and the departures of more mercurial talents such as Etienne Capoue, Emmanuel Adebayor and Andros Townsend undoubtedly stemmed from his belief system.

Now the Spurs team is one cohesive unit that is pulling in one direction - the right direction.

If they can continue to do so then Winterburn and many other Arsenal fans across the ccountry may be left very disappointed come the end of the season.

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