Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes that his side has earned a good party for their strong start to the seasonThe North Londoners find themselves fifth in the Premier League table and two points off top spot after eight games, despite a series of off-field problems.Renovation work on Spurs’ White Hart Lane Stadium has been delayed causing them to stage all their home fixtures at London’s Wembley Arena until further notice.Meanwhile, the Spurs squad itself has come under criticism of late due to a scrappy 1-0 win over 10-man Cardiff City on Saturday and last week’s 4-2 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League at Wembley.“It’s a strange feeling,” said Pochettino, according to Goal.“I think people always expect that when you have a good season and expect the next season to be better, and the season after better and better. But I think the problem is that we have improved a lot in the last year.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“To take us to the next step, we have to finish the training ground and the stadium. And people talk too much about Tottenham, [saying] ‘Tottenham must win titles to improve’, but that’s not true.“We need to finish our stadium, training ground and provide the team and the fans to feel home and happy and then invest in the team and work hard. That’s not an excuse.“We take our decision to think about football and the club, too, while our contenders only think about football and try and improve the team only to win. And that’s a massive difference between us and the rest of the contenders.“We can win a title but it’s not compulsory to win a title, that’s the difference. [It is] compulsory to the team that has spent a lot of money but it’s not the case for us.“With our circumstances, I think we need to party!”Spurs will next face West Ham United away in the Premier League on October 20.