It’s four wins out of four for Spurs as they head into this weekend’s fixture at St James’s Park and as far as Gareth Bale is concerned, the key to sustained success is turning White Hart Lane into a fortress.
Two home wins including an impressive 4-0 demolition of Liverpool have hinted that the ground can be turned into an arena that opponents fear and Bale is certain that this situation can only help the club in the long term.
I think the main thing for any team is home form,” Bale said. “You look at Manchester United and they haven’t lost in who knows how many games.
“We want to make White Hart Lane a place that when teams come here, they fear us.
“We’re looking to do that and I think as long as our home form’s good then we’ll be right up there.”
“It’s massive for us to beat the bigger teams, especially our local rivals, which is important, not just for us but for the fans.”
The fans would undoubtedly play their part in turning the ground into a fortress but last season, Wigan, West Brom, Blackpool and West Ham had little to fear at the Lane. When you consider that point, you realise that Gareth is right in his assessment and while beating the bigger teams is important, teams in the bottom third have to be dispatched as well.