The line of attacking players coach Jose Mourinho has in hand at Tottenham is quite large with Harry Kane’s position of striker Carlos Vinicius ready to replace, while Son Heung Min, Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela, Steven Bergwijn and Gareth Bale contests the wing striker positions. Mourinho is therefore always capable of flinging in 1-2 strikers from the bench in a match to turn a deadlock.
However, the fact that even strong teams cannot rely on the depth of force to go far in every tournament, apart from the physical issue, the play style of clubs is very difficult to promote because the players have very little time to get to know each other before the season, mainly based on real combat experience through each game that of course cannot be equal to on the training ground with the direct shaping of the coaches.
So if Tottenham continues to maintain a high position on the Premier League standings in the next 10 rounds, then they might think about “letting go” in 1-2 cup competitions. The Europa League will still be Mourinho’s priority, but the League Cup and the FA Cup are two fronts where Spurs’ chance to win seems more. Mourinho always attaches importance to the League Cup, so he will face a difficult problem.
The season nevertheless just went through 7 rounds and usually it takes half of the season for the races to become clearer. Not to mention the upcoming Tottenham schedule is extremely difficult: Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Palace, Liverpool, Leicester and Wolves, not including the European Cup matches.
But Tottenham have got off to a very good start and will not be too surprised if they compete for the championship. It will still be a big surprise if they go all the way and finish first with the throne, because Liverpool, even in the heart of the hurricane, still finds a way to win.