The last decade in the Premier League football has experienced drastic changes to the top flight as instead of four teams challenging for the title, there are now six with increasing expenditure.

North London side Tottenham Hotspur are a club that have been looked down upon for years especially by derby rivals Arsenal, as they do not have any titles under their belt.

Despite developing some of the greatest talent in football history including Paul Gascoigne, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, Spurs have always failed to achieve greatness at the highest level of football.

Yet their fan support is something of awe as the Enfield & Haringey-based side have the highest home match attendance in English football history, with a record of 85,512.

The last couple of seasons have seen Spurs turn into one of the strongest sides of both the Premier League and European football under the guidance of Argentine Mauricio Pochettino.

They are arguably the most complete side and the cheapest of the top six, investing well to develop youth players at academy level.

The rise of Tottenham Hotspur could arguably be when they sold their world-class Welshman Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in 2013.

At the time, he was the most expensive player in the world and with the £80m the Lilywhites gained from the sale, they invested in many players including in-form Dane, Christian Eriksen.

After the sacking of two managers in the space of a season, Daniel Levy brought Mauricio Pochettino in from Southampton after his impressive spell coaching a youthful Saints side.

Within three years, the Argentine has managed to make Spurs one of the most dangerous teams in the modern game.

His tactical genius combined with the work rate and chemistry amongst the players really makes the Lilywhites a complete team.

Between the sticks, Hugo Lloris stands tall ready to defend the net from incoming shots while ahead of him are the proven centre back pairing of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderwiereld.

Both Belgians were the best defenders of last season and continue to maintain a solid wall this year.

With the acquirement of Davinson Sanchez from Dutch side Ajax, Pochettino now has a better option to play a back-three should he choose a defensive formation.

Tottenham’s midfield is the talisman of the team as Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and now Son Heung Min balance both the defence and the attack out.

The trio plays an important part in Spurs’ counter attack, providing balls to their proven front man, England striker Harry Kane.

Kane has won consecutive golden boots, scoring 20+ in each of his last two seasons.

His success in recent times has proven that Tottenham’s academy has worked in creating a legacy for the club.

Wednesday night saw Tottenham win against European champions Real Madrid at Wembley in a group stage draw of the UEFA Champions League.

The 3-1 scoreline shows that the London side has solidified their place as a serious contender both domestically and in Europe.

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