GALLAS SEES SIMILARITIES

Tottenham defender William Gallas has said that he is witnessing the same kind of resilience that made the Chelsea side of 2004 and 2005 as Champions.

Tottenham are on an excellent run at the moment, with many even tipping them for the title. They are only a few points away from leaders Manchester City, while they also have two games in hand over their opponents. This has made Tottenham one of the favourites for the title, despite this being one of the years when leaders Manchester United and Manchester City have dropped very few points. One of the reasons being brandished about for this predicament is due to the resilience shown by Tottenham in recent weeks.

Tottenham came very close to losing their star midfielder Luka Modric and William Gallas reckons that keeping the player from moving to Chelsea in the summer was key. Luka Modric has played in most of the matches for Tottenham since then and has been a great influence for them. However, the impressive start Tottenham have made is mainly due to the incredible resilience they are showing according to William Gallas. He says that this resilience was seen in the Chelsea side that won the Premier League title in 2004 and 2005 under José Mourinho.

"You play for success, you play to lift trophies, so now we have to believe in ourselves, work hard to try to catch City. It is very wonderful to see how we play and we can win every game. But we should not forget that City are on top and Arsenal are back," Gallas said. Emmanuel Adebayor, who has signed on a loan deal from leaders Manchester City, has been in sensational form for Tottenham. He has already scored seven goals this season, with many tipping him for a 20 goal season.