Former Tottenham Hotspur striker, Darren Bent has predicted more misery for Jose Mourinho and his old club next season as he claimed that the Lilywhites will once again miss out on a top-four spot.
With big money moves being made by the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United this summer, the Premier League could be more closely contested next season than it was in the 2019/20 campaign when Liverpool ran away with the title.
Last season was the first time in five years that Tottenham finished outside the top four and Spurs fans will very much be hoping that it is a blip rather than the new norm.
However, Bent believes that Tottenham will fall short again next season, with the former England striker backing Manchester City to win the title and Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United to round off the top four spots.
“I think Chelsea with all the players they’ve brought in they’re just going to find a way of getting it done, they’ll finish second.
“Liverpool haven’t strengthened enough and their players look knackered to me from what I’ve seen so far, they’ll finish third. I think Manchester United will just pip the rest to fourth.”
The 36-year-old backed Harry Kane to win the Golden Boot if he can keep himself fit for the entirety of the campaign.
Bent added: “If he (Kane) plays 30+ games this season and manages to stay fairly injury-free he’ll score 25+.
“He’s done it before and they’ve [Tottenham] not finished there [in the top four], I know a couple of times they have.
“On his day he can score against pretty much anybody so he’s going to win the Golden Boot.”
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I quite like the fact that people are writing us off as we are quietly going about our transfer business while some of our rivals’ high-profile moves have attracted plenty of interest. We know from our experience over the last two seasons that making big-money signings is no guarantee that things will come together on the pitch. The role of an underdog has always suited us better and I believe with the pressure off, we could be a surprise package next season.
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