Mauricio Pochettino’s men have drawn six games, the most in the division, some of which should have been victories.

A mightily positive performance in a 1-1 draw against North London rivals Arsenal last time out is another reason for Tottenham fans to believe that this could be the season their side finishes in the top four.

After the latest point, the Lilywhites sit in fifth place, three points adrift of the Champion League qualification berths and seemingly in a position to strike.

Mauricio Pochettino has made his side more difficult to beat this term, with the North London outfit losing on the opening day but not in the resulting 11 fixtures that followed it.

However, had Tottenham taken more of their chances this season, there is every chance that they could be sitting on top of the league currently.

Spurs have drawn six of their 12 games so far, more than anyone else in the division, some of which could and probably should have been turned into victories.

Harry Kane stated after the Arsenal clash that Spurs should have beaten both Liverpool and the Gunners, while giving up leads against Stoke and Leicester will also stick out in the memory.

Of these four games, not considering the other draws against Swansea and Everton, had Spurs been more ruthless and turned them into wins, Pochettino’s side would be on top of the pile going into the international break.

There is every reason for optimism for Spurs and a top-four finish looks well within their capabilities, but winning tight games that they may well have drawn in the past could well be the difference between success and failure in 2015-16.

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