Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have given their take on how this season’s title race will pan out, and it appears neither pundit believes Tottenham have a chance of winning the title.
The former Manchester United and Liverpool pair were assessing the title race after Manchester City overcame Liverpool 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night.
The result took City to within 4 points of league leaders Liverpool. Tottenham sit in third place, six points behind Liverpool and 2 points behind Manchester City.
Jamie Carragher insisted that after the result on Thursday night, City will fancy their chances of retaining the Premier League title.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Carragher said: “Looking at it now, four points, we’ve said since the start of the season I think City are the best team in this league. I think it’s maybe 50-50, slightly in City’s favour, and I think they’ll fancy their chances.
“I think what we haven’t had for a few years is a real title race, going back even the last few years. Finally, it feels like we may have one.
“For Liverpool, yes the league is everything. But for City, it’s about more than the league. If Pep comes here for five years, it doesn’t matter how many league titles he wins, he will be judged on the Champions League, as he was at Barcelona. That’s the next big thing for City to do.
“If Liverpool can concentrate on the league, that might be the advantage they need.”
Neville meanwhile suggested that Liverpool have a great chance to win the league after a long time and should make sure they don’t pass up the opportunity.
When asked about Tottenham’s chances, the 43-year-old said Spurs don’t have the players nor the squad depth to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City.
Speaking about Spurs have a chance of winning the title, the former right-back said: “No, I don’t think so. That’s not being disrespectful to Tottenham, I don’t think they’ve got the depth and the quality of these two squads. They are a fantastic team, but they’re not at the level we’ve seen from these two tonight.”
While some Spurs fans will view these comments as being disrespectful to the club, perhaps not being considered title challengers is a good thing for the team and we can keep getting results and float under the radar.
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