These are heady times at White Hart Lane. So heady, in fact, that it is a bit of shame that it won’t be around for much longer.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur won a home league game for the 12th time in succession with their 4-0 dismissal of Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon , with Mousa Dembele, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane and Vincent Janssen all finding the net against the Cherries in front of a delighted home support.
The win takes Spurs to within four points of leaders Chelsea and a massive SEVENTEEN ahead of North London rivals Arsenal, who have two games in hand – one of which comes at Middlesbrough on Monday.
1. Everyone is behind the manager
Spurs fans are so in love with their Argentinean manager that you might end up seeing “Marry me Poch” between now and Tottenham’s last game of the season, but in terms of plane-based expressions of emotion then that’s about it.
2. The players actually seem to enjoy celebrating with each other
As cringe-inducing as those special “lads lads lads” celebrations can often seem to be, at least they show that Spurs players enjoy having a laugh with each other when they score one of their increasingly frequent goals.
At Arsenal – at least if Alexis Sanchez’s demeanour is anything to go by – things seem to be a little different.
3. Their fans are ridiculously happy
Have you spoken to a Spurs fan recently? Have you managed to get a few words in without them mentally drifting off, breaking out in a huge grin and then banging on about how good the centre-back pairing of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen have been?
As for Arsenal fans, well, conversations with them are a bit different right now.
4. Their form couldn’t really be any better
An obvious one, but Spurs are just really, really good right now aren’t they?
With only three defeats in the Premier League this season, no-one has lost fewer games than Pochettino’s men, while they remain unbeaten at home.
Meanwhile, there are no trees being pulled up at the Emirates.
5. They are trusting in youth
Compare and contrast the line-ups from Tottenham’s and Arsenal’s last fixtures, and the Spurs team just looks packed with a lot more youthful vigour.
Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Ben Davies look as though they should be counting down the days until the school holidays, while of the Arsenal team which lost to Crystal Palace there’s only really Hector Bellerin who looks as though he could be down with the kids