After four straight wins in the Premier League, it’s Newcastle next for Spurs as they travel to St James’s Park next weekend to take on a side who are unbeaten so far in this campaign.
One of the men to look out for will be Demba Ba who seems to have rediscovered the early form from his West Ham days. After a hat trick against Blackburn two weeks ago, the Senegalese striker scored a crucial goal in his team’s victory over Wolves last weekend.
Speaking this week, Tottenham’s Gareth Bale acknowledged that it will be a tough game.
“They’ve made a great start to the season,” Bale said.
“It will be a test for us, but one we’ll be ready for and hopefully we’ll go up there and make it five on the trot in the Premier League.”
Speaking after the Wolves win, Magpies boss Alan Pardew conceded that Spurs are better individually but hopes that his side’s team ethic will see them over the line.
“It sets us up for a real blue-riband game with Spurs who are far superior to us individually. They have top international players,” said Pardew after his last match.
“But we’re a decent team, and we’ll get a gauge of how good a team we are in two weeks’ time.”
Last year’s corresponding fixture ended in a 1-1 draw with Aaron Lennon scoring a late equaliser but only a win by two clear goals this time will lift Spurs above Newcastle and into 5th place at least.