But having seen the goals they have shipped this season, I have changed my mind and their defence is becoming a big problem for Mauricio Pochettino.
It’s not so much the number of goals they let in, more the way they are conceding.
All of the eight goals against them have come from crosses — four from set-pieces and four from open play.
But it’s not as though they deal with a lot — Spurs rank second bottom in the league for crosses and corners faced!
And when you dig deeper, it’s obvious that what I thought was a big plus — their tactical flexibility — has quickly become a hindrance.