Whether Spurs have under-estimated some of their opponents in recent weeks is a matter for debate but it’s easy to forget that Fulham, our opponents on Sunday, have had a pretty decent season and they will make it a tough fixture.
After a slow start under Martin Jol, the Cottagers are now in ninth place and with prize money dependant on final placings, the club will know that a win on Sunday could even take them as high as seventh.
Jake Livermore is likely to start the match on the bench and he is expecting a tough encounter.
“The lads are confident and we’re all looking forward to putting in a big performance,” said Jake, on the club website.
“These are the games all us Tottenham players want to be involved in, fighting for a place in the Champions League.
“We know it will be a tough game. Martin Jol will have his team organised, so we’d love to get an early goal and build on that.”
The genial Dutchman is likely to get a warm reception on his return to the Lane but Fulham’s results have been better than some might expect. With seventh place in their sights, Jol’s team will be doing us no favours on Sunday.