Martin Jol insists there is much more to come from the team when they develop further as a group.
The first assistant to the Head Coach admits that the gathering of points was the first priority as the management team began work on bedding in many new players into a cohesive unit to begin the season.
It has been achieved with a fair degree of success so far, with 13 points accumulated so far from 9 games and only two points separating ninth and fourth place ahead of the visit of Bolton to the Lane on Saturday.
"I think there are a lot of good things," said Martin as he reflected on the campaign so far. "We bought in many new players and you have to work on your style of play and your discipline.
"We made a choice to concentrate first on results and that is not easy because everyone wants good results. It has gone very well, we have many international players - including Naybet, King, Edman and the best goalkeeper in England - so we have the foundations.
"I think we still need to work and improve our game, but because of the recent international breaks we have been unable to do a lot.
"When you look at the good things, we look solid and I think we can build on that."
So there is plenty to look forward to as this crop of players gel further?
"I must go along with that. We have Defoe who is probably one of the best strikers in England at the moment, we have Keane and Kanoute is doing well.
"We have to improve, but I think everybody can expect more to come from Tottenham."