Tottenham Hotspur started the season positively by dispatching newly promoted Aston Villa 3-1 in their first Premier League fixture of the campaign.
There seems to be a feel-good factor around the club this season after they secured some top signings this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino himself admitted before the game against Villa that there is a lot of excitement around the club this season due to the quality of players they have managed to bring in this summer (Football.London).
Former Man Utd, Everton and Spurs striker Louis Saha has now backed the Lilywhites to compete for the Premier League title. He claimed that Tottenham have the quality all over the pitch to match last season’s top 2.
Speaking to Football.London, Saha said, “Tottenham will be the team to challenge Man City and Liverpool. Tottenham will be right up there in the mix at the end of the season, as will Man United and Arsenal.
“All over the pitch, Tottenham have quality players. They have a lot of power in midfield which is vital for the way that they play. They have defenders who can score goals and wing-backs that are great going forward.”
The 41-year-old also insisted that getting to the Champions League final last season will give the squad the belief needed to win silverware this year.
He also reserved special praise for Pochettino, who he cited as the main reason behind Tottenham’s recent transformation.
Saha added, “Last season, they were more aggressive which is why they made it to the Champions League Final. As a result, they are now more confident and consistent and that will help drive them to success this season.
“Tottenham’s success has been mainly thanks to Pochettino who has mastered the team very well.
“He has made them hard to beat and they now perform well against the big teams – they are now expected to pick up points against the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool, which is why you’ll see them near the top of the table at the end of the season.”
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There is no doubt that Pochettino would have got the squad believing that they have a shot at the title this season. However, if Man City and Liverpool show anywhere near the same level of consistency as they did last campaign, then it will be a massive ask to keep up with them. Next weekend’s game against Man City will offer us a much better picture of how close Spurs are to the league champions.
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