Tottenham are impossible not to love, according to former favourite Edgar Davids.
Boss Mauricio Pochettino has transformed the north London club from perennial also-rans into title contenders since being appointer three years ago.
They finished runners-up last season but their inability to add to their squad so far this summer has led to doubts about their chances of going one better in the campaign kicking off this weekend.
However, ex-Spurs midfielder Davids reckons they have plenty going for them, on and off the pitch, ahead of the big kick-off against Newcastle on Sunday.
The Dutchman, a Tottenham player for 18 months from summer 2005, said: “I’m happy Spurs have the culture of a top side, starting with the state-of-the-art training facility.
“That’s what it is. It’s unbelievable. When you go there, you want to train! You want to work! It inspires greatness. It motivates you.
“It’s no coincidence that everything is coming together and they’ve had a couple of unbelievable seasons in the Premier League.
“It’s not a one-off. Spurs are at that level and that’s why I’m so proud of the club. They have created that culture.
“I like this team a lot. When I see this team play, I see fun, I see youth and enthusiasm — football on the edge. They have fun and they are big, big talents.
“How can you not love this team?
“It’s young and fresh. I love it!”