Tottenham skipper Ledley King hailed the character shown in victory at Fulham.
King believes Spurs' success in surviving a second-half onslaught at Craven Cottage proves they now possess the stomach for a fight, a quality that has been missing in previous years.
"But when that's happening you have to dig deep, and we did that. What they say about the old Spurs sides is that when it gets tough they weren't able to stick it out.
"This is a different team. We're managing to grind out results. That's seven wins in eight games. You have to be a good side to do that, and you have to do all forms of the game.
"You have to defend and score goals, and we're doing that. We're confident at the moment, we feel we've got a really good team. Everyone is maturing.
"We've got players that are reaching ages now when they understand the game a bit more, and what's expected of them."