I remember Graeme Souness saying something similar about the Liverpool teams he played in, along the lines of 'if a team wants to play football, we'll outplay them and win. If a team want a fight, we'll fight them and still win.'
Basically, there's more than one way to skin a c8nt, to quote Mimi from shameless.
I'd say after we have played all the top teams once and we have a 12+ lead and a far superior goal difference. We're almost there but not quite hopefully before January. Spurs are a team that can beat us if they attack efficiently.