We have six games coming up in the space of seventeen days which I think can erase from memory our disappointing double defeat opening to the season.
It all kicks off with Villa on Monday night. This is a game we can certainly win. Villa are no mugs but they are beatable, especially away from Villa Park.
Next up is our first UEFA Cup fixture against Wisla Krakow. They do have a claim to fame beating Barcelona 1-0 in the 2nd leg of their CL Qualifying match but they lost 4-0 at the Nou Camp. Their domestic form is solid and they currently sit top of the Polish League. Still another game we should win at the Lane.
Wigan will provide a tough test. Steve Bruce has moulded them into a well organised side. I went to the game away to Villa at the end of last season and they really impressed me. Heskey is playing with a lot of confidence and although I would never want to see him in a Spurs shirt, he is dangerous. For all Wigan are a good side though, these are the games Spurs have to win at home, simple as that.
A point at Pompey would be fantastic, I could see us losing this one.
Newcastle away in the Carling Cup is a big game for us and them. It’s Newcastle’s only chance of some silverware, albeit a remote one. As defending champions, it’s important for Spurs to get to the latter stages of the competition. Another game I feel we can win.
Finally on the 2nd of October the 2nd leg of the UEFA Cup match. Hopefully the job will be done in the home game and this can be a nice run out!
Do you think we will all have lost our pessimistic view by the 3rd of next month? I do hope so.