Tottenham suffered their second defeat of the Premier League season on Sunday, going down 1-0 at Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side saw their unbeaten start to the league season end three week ago at Chelsea and, although they have since beaten Swansea and CSKA Moscow, they were unable to get the better of United at Old Trafford.
Subsequently, Spurs have won seven and drawn six of their opening 15 league games, and find themselves in fifth place in the table, three points clear of United in sixth, and three points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in fourth.
However, their Premier League form is in stark contrast to their European form, which has seen them exit the Champions League at the group stage after winning just two of their six games.
Nonetheless, their 3-1 victory over CSKA Moscow in their final match means they will enter the Europa League after Christmas, but Spurs fans would have been hoping for more from their Champions League campaign.
In terms of the league, it has been a solid opening three months of the season at White Hart Lane, but many feel that Spurs will once again come up short in the title race unless they strengthen in January.
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