The Premier League table would suggest Tottenham are having a great season thus far.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men currently sit in fourth place having taken 24 points from 11 games and are only five points behind leaders Manchester City.
However, the above does not tell the whole story of Tottenham’s campaign, which has been quite a strange one in truth.
The club are still yet to move into the redeveloped White Hart Lane while there were no new signings in the summer, much to Pochettino’s frustration.
In the end of the day, though, Tottenham are still getting results on the pitch and a new contract for one of their key players shows they are heading in the right direction.
Dele Alli, of course, recently put pen to paper on a fresh deal which will see him remain in north London until 2024, and that will delight all those associated with the club.
Alli has been a revelation since making his debut back in 2015 following his arrival from MK Dons. Alongside Harry Kane, he is the team’s biggest goal threat, often finding the back of the net with headers and clever finishes from inside the box.
This season, the 22-year-old has missed quite a few of Tottenham’s Premier League games through injury, and they have suffered as a result.
Without him, Pochettino’s side can lack the necessary cutting edge in attack and, overall, are a poorer outfit when he does not play.
Considering that, Tottenham tying the England international down to a new deal should come as a huge relief to Pochettino and improve the mood among supporters currently frustrated with the club’s stadium situation.