Tottenham Hotspur Performance at the Season’s Midpoint

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring November 26, 2020 (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring November 26, 2020 (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) /
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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Harry Winks of Tottenham. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) /

Here at what is their miraculous midseason break, we take a look at how the team has performed in their four competitions and what fans have to look forward to as the season kicks on for Spurs. Tottenham Hotspur have had the longest true break in their season they are going to get all year going a full week between matches, it is time to take stock.

Tottenham are Alive in Four Competitions

Some things have gone very right for Tottenham this season, such as the performance of Pierre Højbjerg or the expansion of Harry Kane‘s game. Other things, like the attacking depth and propensity to lose leads late are opportunities for improvement. Regardless of anything else, Tottenham are alive and kicking in four competitions and only one other team in England can say that, which means Spurs have everything to play for moving forward, so how have things gone thus far?

Tottenham started slow, but came on strong in Europe

While some teams had the first week off due to European excursions, Tottenham started playing in European qualifying the same week the Premier League began. Having already fallen to Everton a few days earlier the Lilywhites needed a little luck to sneak by Lokomotiv Plovdiv way back in September. A late Harry Kane penalty and then a goal from Tanguy Ndombele sent Spurs through in qualifying and started a journey that will continue in February.

After leaving it late against Plovdiv, Tottenham slowly got their act together winning the final two qualifiers by a combined score of 10-3. Those matches probably helped Spurs bed in a the new additions a bit and settle in the league. They followed the qualification with mostly strong performances in the Group Stage.

Spurs managed to score at least 3 goals in four of this six matches, yet only took 10 points from those three games. Every team Spurs have faced in Europe has scored on Tottenham at least once during the campaign. Tottenham did manage three clean sheets at home to help advance, but giving up 5 goals in three away matches – as Spurs did in the Group Stage – will not cut it moving forward.

Moving forward Spurs are in the Round of 32 and will face Wolfsberger AC of the Austrian Bundesliga. They are not to be confused with Wolfsburg of the German Bundesliga, think RB Salzburg, not RB Leipzig. The Lilywhites are heavily favored to advance and are currently one of the favorites in the tournament. However, with at least 8 matches over three months amongst the current schedule congestions, it will be no easy task. That said, Europa League is winnable and Tottenham are led by a coach who knows what it takes.