Mauricio Pochettino has done remarkably well to keep Spurs unbeaten in the league this season.
Tottenham are the only side yet to taste defeat, but somehow that is still becoming incredibly frustrating for their fans.
Too many draws are currently preventing the Lilywhites from inhabiting even the top four, let alone the top spot.
Harry Kane’s absence through injury has played a huge part in their recent difficulties, and accordingly, his return to training on Monday has no doubt given the players a huge boost.
It’s possible Kane could be back for the North London clash with Arsenal on Sunday, though Pochettino won’t want to rush him. Toby Alderweireld is also being monitored, but it seems unlikely he’ll have recovered from his nerve injury in time.
Pochettino has certainly been up against it, and he has admitted that this spell ranks among the toughest during his time at the club.
“I don’t remember having one (a spell as tough as this),” he said, as per the Daily Mail.
“It is hard because the players come, maybe not injured, but with many problems and maybe play two games with small problems.
“In a bad period, we are very positive because we are unbeaten.
‘Maybe we don’t win but we don’t lose and that is important. But we have ahead two very important games. Leverkusen will be key for us and Arsenal too because it is the derby.”
Spurs won’t want to prioritise the Champions League too much with Arsenal coming up, as they’ll know which one their supporters would rather win. Leverkusen will prove a tough test, though, and one they must overcome if they are to have hopes of progressing out of the group.
It’s understandable that Pochettino is frustrated, but once Kane returns, his side will have a far better chance of turning those draws into wins.