Jurgen Klinsmann believes that Tottenham Hotspur can win the Premier League title this season.
Jose Mourinho has guided the North Londoners into second place in the Premier League table prior to the international break and face a tough test this weekend then former champions Manchester City are the visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Daniel Levy was heavily active in the summer transfer window with the acquisitions of Gareth Bale, Sergio Reguilon, Joe Rodon, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart, Matt Doherty and Carlos Vinicius (transfermarkt).
Klinsmann has claimed that it is an exciting time to be a Tottenham fan with proven winner Mourinho in charge with the Portuguese having won silverware at every previous club he has managed at.
The former German international believes that Mourinho will have instilled a mentality of aggression into his players after the Portuguese claimed in March they were too nice following a 3-2 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers (talkSPORT).
“Yeah [they’re challengers] and I think rightfully so, rightfully so,” he told ESPN FC.
“They’re dreaming about finally maybe getting to that point of winning this amazing trophy. I think it’s a logical path.
“I think over the past couple of weeks, months, we see something is growing stronger and stronger. Obviously Jose Mourinho has a strong hand in this whole development and he’s a competitor.
“He will give everything he has to make that dream come true, so it’s exciting times for Spurs fans and I keep all my fingers crossed.”
“I think a successful season is always to get in the top four of the Premier League,” he added.
“I think qualifying for the Champions League is now a must for Spurs, it’s a must for the big teams there.
“But when you have a season starting like this, every team is a bit all over the place and there’s nobody running away right now, and that’s an opportunity.
“At the end of the day, if you kind of take advantage of that opportunity because the others are not picking up a rhythm, they’re not winning 10 games in a row and running away from you, then throw yourself in there and build that belief and build that culture of winning.
“What Jose Mourinho definitely does, has done really well over the stretch of his entire career, is he has this piece of nastiness and he transfers that type of nastiness, that type of aggression to his players.
“He’s always saying that you’re not winning a championship with good guys, you’ve got to be determined, you’ve got to be tough, you’ve got to be able to sacrifice certain elements over the stretch of a season.
“It’s a marathon and as long as no one runs away in that marathon, which it looks like this season, then there’s a chance for Spurs.”
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