Stat That Proves Spurs Are The Luckiest Side In The Premier League

Okay, maybe fitness has something to do with it.
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Okay, maybe fitness has something to do with it.

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It's no secret that Tottenham have scored a fair share of late winners so far this season, and the above stat highlights just how many times the North London club have left it to the penultimate stages of the game to take home three points.

Christian Eriksen himself has scored his eight goals this season - five of which have come in the last six minutes of the game. Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino, who is said to demand so much from his players in training that they require ‘two hearts’ says Eriksen’s superior fitness has made the difference on a number of occasions this season.

Crediting his assistant Jesus Perez, Pochettino said: "It’s a lot down to him. We score a lot of late goals and I think that’s because our fitness is very good. Our mentality is that we always believe we can win, you have to be strong in your mind, but you also have to feel good physically then you can push on."

Indeed, perhaps it is harsh to label Tottenham as 'lucky', although it is worth noting that 7 of their last 8 victories have been by a 2-1 margin.