“It is also madness to rule out Tottenham” – Former striker insists they are in the title race

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

After registering three consecutive Premier League wins with late goals, Spurs find themselves just 5 points off the summit of the Premier League.

Tottenham have forced themselves into what many considered to be a two horse race for the title between Liverpool and Manchester City.

This is a monumental achievement considering the fact that Spurs have suffered more injuries than any other side and played with the uncertainty of not knowing how long they will have to stay at Wembley.

Despite this, some experts still don’t give Tottenham a chance of winning the title and insist that the Lillywhites will soon fall away.

Former Spurs striker Peter Crouch who recently completed a move to Premier League side Burnley, said that it was “madness” to rule Tottenham out of the title race.

The 38-year-old striker insisted that given the number of points Spurs have gained to date, they simply cannot be ruled out.

The former England striker also spoke about the general tendency in football to make definitive predictions.

In his column in The Daily Mail Crouch wrote, “There is a trait about modern football that I don’t particularly like — the need to make instant and definitive predictions.
I say I don’t like it, but I also have to admit it’s something of which I have been guilty.

“The title race is the subject that is prompting everyone to put their necks on the line and the past fortnight has been especially revealing for rash judgments. Manchester City lost at Newcastle and the title was Liverpool’s to lose. Then Liverpool drew at home to Leicester, City beat Arsenal and West Ham took points off Liverpool.

“Now we are in the position, following City’s win at Goodison Park, when everyone is saying it is over to Pep Guardiola’s side again. It’s madness, given there is so much football to play. It is also madness to rule out Tottenham, who are right in there as well.

“I know bookmakers have them as third favourites but, for the points, they have racked up, you simply cannot take them out of the discussion.”

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