Opportunity knocks as Spurs seek top-four spot
Evening Standard|January 19, 2022
JUDGING from the mood around Tottenham after another testing fortnight, you could be forgiven for forgetting that they remain unbeaten in the Premier League under one of the planet’s elite managers and are firmly back in the hunt for a return to the Champions League, too.
Malik Ouzia

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The drawn-out, tame Carabao Cup outclassing at the hands of Chelsea drew a feeling of deflation, the two-legged defeat coming either side of a tepid win over League One Morecambe in the FA Cup, followed by the frustration of Sunday’s derby postponement.

Those matches played out amid a state of growing restlessness about a lack of activity in the transfer market and brought with them more bad news on the injury front, as well as concerns over Antonio Conte’s future.

Yet the latest bout of doom and gloom belies the fact that in terms of Tottenham’s primary ambition for a season that at various stages has looked consigned to failure, an unlikely opening remains there for the taking.

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