Pundit has changed his mind on Tottenham’s title chances

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Dom Le Roy

Garth Crooks has admitted that he has started to change his mind on whether his former side can win the Premier League title this season.

Tottenham have quietly gone under the radar in recent weeks to now overtake Manchester City in second spot and are now just six points away from first-place Liverpool.

Crooks also singled out Heung-min Son for praise and named the South Korean in his team of the week following his impressive performance in the 5-0 win against Bournemouth.

However, Spurs will lose the services of Son following the match against Manchester United on January 13th.

Should South Korea reach the final, Son will miss Premier League games against Fulham, Watford and Newcastle, as well as Spurs’ League Cup semi-final, second leg against Chelsea.

Son has been instrumental for Mauricio Pochettino’s side in recent weeks having played his part in 10 goals in his last nine Premier League appearances (seven goals, three assists).

Tottenham’s form now has Crooks starting to believe that Spurs could indeed play a key part in the title race.

He told BBC Sport: “Eleven goals in two games? I must be dreaming. It was Martin Keown who said on Final Score two weeks ago that Spurs had the sort of fixtures in the next few weeks that could see them challenging for the title. I didn’t believe him then but I’m beginning to change my mind now. Son is in fantastic form but now we lose him for three games because of the Asian Cup. Couldn’t they host the Asian Cup in June?.”


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