Paul Merson believes Spurs – currently 7th in the Premier League – “should be top” were it not for a lack of fortune this season.
Spurs are unbeaten since suffering an opening day defeat to Manchester United, with their eight-game unbeaten run the current longest of any Premier League side.
Among that run however are five draws – also the most of any side – but Merson believes Spurs are “bang unlucky” not to be top of the league after nine games.
“They should be top of the league,” he told Sky Sports. “They went to Old Trafford and they should have got a point. They were 2-0 up against Stoke City, and they threw that away.
“They should have beaten Everton at home and they should have beaten Swansea away.
“You put all those points together, and I think they are in a false position. I’ve been impressed with Tottenham, and that’s coming from me. I think they’ve been bang unlucky.”
Where Spurs’ ‘bang unluckiness’ was when they scored two offside goals – one very clearly so – in their 4-1 win over Manchester City last month was, no-one knows.