Sunday just felt like something different. Tottenham Hotspur recorded only its second Premier League win since mid-January, and did so in convincing fashion, putting four past a normally impressive Burnley defense. Just about everyone in attack was involved, including a huge brace from Gareth Bale, who finally looks like he is ready to contribute.
Outside of the Europa League there have not been many positives for Spurs in 2021, but maybe there is some change coming. Thursday’s match against Fulham will be a good indicator of where this team sits. Less than two months ago, Tottenham gave up a 1-0 lead behind a Harry Kane diving header to end up sharing the points, so a convincing win would be a great sign.
It has been a rough go in the league since that stretch, but with 13 matches remaining, top four is still a possibility. For that to happen, though, Spurs will need to build off of Sunday’s win and continue to commit to their attack. With mostly everyone healthy, this could be the push that the squad needs to make a run in the final two months.
Fulham are bad and will be fighting to stay up, but quality of opponent is not really a great predictor of how things go for Tottenham. Despite their table position, the Cottagers have not conceded more than two goals in a league match since 2020. A drubbing on Thursday would give hope that maybe Spurs really are turning the corner.
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