Graeme Souness on whether Spurs can still challenge for the title

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Graeme Souness believes that despite Tottenham Hotspur’s surprise defeat against Wolves, they can still challenge for the title.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side took the lead in the 21st minute courtesy of a left-footed Harry Kane strike from outside of the penalty area, but the game turned on its head in the second half.

Defender Willy Boly brought the visitors level with a well-placed header in the 72nd minute and Raul Jimenez then beat Hugo Lloris with a weak effort from the edge of the box to put Wolves in front, the Spurs keeper really should have done better.

Helder Costa added a third on the counter-attack three minutes from time to compound the misery.

 

The defeat meant that Spurs missed the opportunity to try and close the gap on Liverpool at the top of the table and now find themselves nine points worse off than Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Souness has stressed the importance of keeping Harry Kane fit if Spurs are still to mount a title challenge.  The striker has scored four goals in his last three matches

Souness told The Times: “We have yet to see how the other contenders would manage without their main men.

“Spurs have been impressive, but if Harry Kane was injured for six weeks what impact would that have? It’s the same with Eden Hazard at Chelsea or if Liverpool lost Mo Salah.

“Chelsea and Spurs can still push Liverpool and City all the way if Kane and Hazard stay fit. That’s my top four.”

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