Sky Sports presenter, Jeff Stelling, has claimed that he almost crashed his car when he heard some say Tottenham could be potential title contenders last week.
There was a wave of optimism surrounding Spurs after they picked up three wins in their first three Premier League games under Nuno Espirito Santo.
However, they were brought crashing down to earth at Selhurst Park on Saturday as they fell to a 3-0 loss following Japhet Tanganga’s sending off.
While Tottenham went into the game with a depleted side, Nuno admitted after the match that the lack of creativity in the side was a matter of concern.
After the Lilywhites were thumped by Palace, Stelling questioned the judgement of those who got carried away with Spurs after their start to the season.
Responding to the presenter, former Tottenham defender, Michael Dawson, insisted that a top-four finish was always a more realistic aim for the club this season.
Stelling told Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports (11/09/21 at 12:25 pm): “As far as Spurs are concerned, I read a radio piece this week and the headline of it was ‘Are Spurs title contenders?’
“I almost crashed the car. Are Spurs title contenders?”
“Unfortunately not,” responded Dawson. “That’s been realistic. At the start of the season, there was a lot of negativity around the club.
“But as soon as Nuno has come in, they beat Man City on the opening day, that place was electric – their aim, I said it from the start, is to be trying to challenge for the top four.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Even the most optimistic of Spurs fans do not expect us to challenge for the title this year. In fact, even before the disaster at Palace, it seemed like the majority of our fan base considered us as outsiders in the top four race, given how much some of our rivals have invested in their squads over the summer.
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