Tottenham Hotspur
Can Tottenham transfer Euro form into PL?
Bryan Jameson
12 days ago
Tottenham haven't been able to catch a break in the Premier League this season but their European form has been much better.

Spurs have established themselves as a top-four side since Mauricio Pochettino's arrival ahead of the 2014-15 campaign.

He became Tottenham's 10th manager in 12 years and was drafted in to try and bring some stability to the north London club.

Pochettino has certainly achieved that during his five seasons at the helm, finishing in the top four on four occasions, while they ended 2016-17 in second.

They should arguably have finished third last term but a run to the Champions League final led to them taking their eye off the ball on the Premier League and they had to settle for fourth.

It was always going to be tough for Spurs to come back following the disappointment of losing to Liverpool in that European final and they have struggled for form this season.

The Lilywhites currently sit 11th and have failed to win any of their last four outings as they gear up to host Sheffield United on Saturday.

Their away record doesn't make for pleasant reading either, having not won a match on the road since downing Fulham on January 20.

But the Champions League has given fans some light relief, for the most part, this season, barring a 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich.

Progression to the knockout phase looks well within reach after earning back-to-back victories against Red Star Belgrade to give themselves a four-point cushion in second spot in Group B with two games left to play.

A victory over Olympiacos at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 26 should see them over the line before they wrap up proceedings at Bayern Munich on December 11.

Pochettino will be hoping their 4-0 win in Serbia on Wednesday can work as a catalyst for their Premier League season.

However, they failed to build momentum after their 5-0 win over Red Star at the end of October and seem to be struggling with a mental block domestically.

Sheffield United, West Ham, Bournemouth, Manchester United, Burnley, Wolves, Chelsea, Brighton and Norwich stand in Tottenham's way before the turn of the year.

A major problem for Spurs has been talk of unrest within the squad and they may have to wait until the close of the January window to get rid of some contract rebels.

Once Pochettino has reshaped his squad, Spurs may finally be able to get back to business but it looks set to be a tough few months.