Ex-Chelsea man claims Spurs winning the title would be ‘sad for the Premier League’

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Dom Le Roy

Former Chelsea defender, Frank Leboeuf has claimed that it would be a sad day for the Premier League if Tottenham Hotspur go on to win the title playing the way they do.

Tottenham had to work extremely hard to get all three points against Brighton on Sunday, with the away side dominating proceedings for the majority of the encounter.

However, just like their win at Turf Moor last Monday, Jose Mourinho’s men managed to do just enough to get all three points, despite not playing at their best.

After the win over the Seagulls, Spurs now sit in third place in the table, just two points off Liverpool in top spot.

Reacting to Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Brighton, Leboeuf insisted that the Premier League should be shut down if the North Londoners manage to win it.

The pundit told ESPN FC (as relayed by The Express): “No, no, no [Spurs can’t win the title], hopefully not.

“If Tottenham, playing like that, win the title I think it’s going to be sad for the Premier League.

“I loved how Tottenham played like two years ago when they went to the Champions League final, the way they played games, the way they were playing together, that was absolutely fantastic.

“But come on, if Tottenham win the league playing like that, I think we have to shut down the Premier League, that would be better for everybody.”

When asked who he wanted to win the title, Leboeuf responded: “Leicester again, Wolverhampton, Southampton, I don’t know, Aston Villa, West Ham, I don’t know.

“A team who tries to play football, who makes me enjoy watching a game.”

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It is clear that Frank Leboeuf has not actually watched too many Premier League games this season. Leicester and Wolves have sat back and counter-attacked in almost all of their matches while Spurs are the top scorers so far this season. So to suggest that we play more defensive football than those teams is just not factual.

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