Momentum is everything in football and I can give two classic examples just from this season of how one unlikely result can change a clubs trajectory of all a sudden.
Let’s start with West Ham United and the game before they drew 3-3 with us at the Tottenham Stadium.
They travelled to the King Power Stadium to play Leicester City and won that game 3-0 and from that point onwards they have barely looked backwards.
Prior to that game they had lost three and won once in their opening four games. After the win against the Foxes they have since lost to only Liverpool (twice), Man Utd and Chelsea in 21 Premier League games.
That win over Brendan Rodgers was a catalyst for the Hammers to haul themselves up the table and are now genuine contenders for a top-four finish.
The second example is Arsenal.
They were in free fall, they were being talked about being in a relegation fight and we all laughed at their expense.
They were in a terrible run of form when Chelsea visited them and most pundits and fans alike, including most deluded Gooners and there is a ton of them thought that the Blues would put them to the sword.
Well, it never happened, they won the game 3-1, their first league win in 8 games and then they won four and drew two of their next six league fixtures.
OK, they have fallen by the wayside a little since but the point is that an unlikely win over Chelsea and bang, 14 points from a possible 18 and relegation talk was over with and they are now just two points behind us in the standings.
If Tottenham are able to replicate Arsenal’s little run or even what West Ham have achieved then there is every reason to think that Spurs could still sneak into the top-four.
Look at the next six Spurs Premier League matches.
Spurs v Burnley
Fulham v Spurs
Spurs v Palace
Arsenal v Spurs
Villa v Spurs
Newcastle v Spurs
Now, the way we are playing it is possible we could lose all six, however, it is also very possible that we could win all six. There is no City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester or Everton in that run.
This is a great opportunity for Mourinho to turn things around. Even 15 points from a possible 18 would send us flying up the table and almost certainly into contention for a top-four finish once again.
All the teams above us have some very tricky games coming up, for example, Everton has Chelsea and Southampton to play in their next six games, the Blues have Man Utd, Everton, Liverpool and Leeds, West Ham have to face off against City, Arsenal, Leeds, Man Utd, Wolves and Leicester.
I could go on but I think you get the picture, the next six games for Tottenham are very favourable compared to their closest opponents.
So yes, it is unlikely but not impossible, not if Mourinho can get the lads back to winning ways.