This promises to be a north London derby with a difference - Tottenham might go for it with Ange Postecoglou in charge rather than Jose Mourinho or Antonio Conte.
I'm not saying Spurs have more points than they would have done had Harry Kane stayed but I don't think they would have been able to play Angeball in the same way.
I've seen every Tottenham game this season. The trigger to press has been Richarlison or Son Heung-Min.
Spurs constantly need their striker to go after people and it's something Kane doesn't do, he lacks the dynamism though of course has many other attributes.
In that sense, selling the England captain to Bayern has been a blessing in disguise.
It's given him carte blanche to play high-tempo, high-risk football and created less pressure in terms of expectation.
If Kane had stayed, I don't think it would have been a problem for Postecoglou, he's an intelligent football man who would have adapted to get the best out of him. But it wouldn't be the same style we've witnessed so far.
The high press has been implemented with great success.
Away to Arsenal is their biggest test yet and I'll be fascinated to see if Spurs compromise and we see the handbrake on.
I suspect not in which case we'll be in for a humdinger between two in-form teams. PSV paid the price for having a go against Arsenal in midweek, but Postecoglou has better players than the Dutch side.
I don't think Kane will be jealous of the start Spurs have made. Footballer's agendas move on quickly.
Yes, he would love to have played with James Maddison for the last couple of years but he's got Jamal Musiala feeding him chances at Bayern so he won't dwell on it.
If Spurs win the FA Cup in May, there will be a pang of "that should have been me" as I felt whenRead on m.allfootballapp.com