08/21/18 - Nostradamus
Carlos Carvalhal gave his views about Tottenham's hopes
Two games, two wins for Tottenham.
They may have problems off the pitch, having not made a single summer signing and the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium facing further delays, but on it they are doing the business so far.
Mauricio Pochettino's men followed up their opening day win at Newcastle United with a Wembley triumph over Fulham on Saturday.
Many pundits believe the lack of summer signings, while other clubs like Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool have strengthened, will work against Tottenham this season and they could face a struggle to finish in the top four again.
But former Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City boss Carlos Carvalhal likes what he has seen, although he does not think they have what it takes to challenge for the Premier League crown just yet for one simple reason - they are too attacking.
The Spaniard was a guest on Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday show and when asked if Spurs could win the league he said: "They have a very good team, with a very good idea, they are one of the teams that take a few more risks, put the defenders too high when they're playing and sometimes lose their balance, something that the teams that must be consistent to win all the games don't and they can lose some points because of that.
"Sometimes with a long ball to the channels they have some problems to adapt their positions, but they're all the time playing on the offensive. They have everything to fight, but in my opinion to be more consistent, this team has to be more ready when they lose the ball.
"That's not a negative criticism, it's a positive criticism because they go on the offensive, but sometimes they are open at the back. If they defend a little better they can fight for first position."