Flores shocked by how much Tottenham have improved in six weeks

By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes

Tottenham have improved markedly in the six weeks between their two matches against Watford, according to manager Quique Sanchez Flores.

Spurs climbed to second in the Premier League table after beating the Hornets 1-0 on Saturday afternoon, their sixth consecutive win.

The two sides met only six weeks previously, when Mauricio Pochettino’s team secured a 2-1 win at Vicarage Road.

The Watford boss is convinced not only by the title credentials of the north Londoners but also how much they have improved in the intervening period.

Speaking after Saturday’s clash at White Hart Lane, Flores said: “It was completely difficult. We expected a tough match. Tottenham play really quick, play intelligent balls, they have a lot of good players so it was very difficult to stop their attacks.

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“Tottenham have improved since the last time we played. They have more confidence and they are one of the best teams. They have the chance to win the league.

“Playing against Chelsea and Tottenham in four days is too much. We did all the best we could but it was not enough.”

Kieran Trippier scored the game’s only goal when he finished off a sublime outside-of-the-boot cross from Dele Alli.