Pundit makes confident claim about Tottenham’s title prospects

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham finished in fourth place in the Premier League last season and runners up in the Champions League.

Since then the club have strengthened considerably in the summer by bringing in the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon, and Jack Clarke.

Additionally, the club have so far also managed to retain the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, and Christian Eriksen despite the trio all being linked with potential moves to the continent.

Former Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville has now backed Spurs to compete for the Premier League title with Manchester City and Liverpool, on the back of the transfer business they have conducted this summer.

The former England full-back claimed that it was Tottenham’s lack of squad depth that led to their poor end to last season’s Premier League campaign.

The 42-year-old confidently stated that Mauricio Pochettino’s will push the top two this season, now that they have addressed their previous weaknesses within their ranks.

When appearing on BBC’s Match of the Day 2 show, Neville said: “I think they (Tottenham) can still challenge. You look back to last Christmas time when they were really in the title race and challenging, and they just fell off towards the end of the season.

“But I think that was partly down to the Champions League run and the lack of strength in depth, but he has strengthened and spent money. And I think they will challenge the top two, I really do.

“I think the signings have cemented them as a top four team, but what [Mauricio] Pochettino wants is to challenge these teams [Man City and Liverpool].

“He has got to keep hold of [Christian] Eriksen and [Jan] Vertonghen before the window closes, but if he does, I think they will do that. The stadium is massive, and being there could be a game changer for them.”

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If Christian Eriksen does end up staying beyond the summer, then Tottenham will boast of unbelievable options in midfield. Given that the central midfield area was arguably the team’s biggest weakness last season, it certainly looks as if Pochettino’s men now have the tools to challenge last season’s top two.

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  1. I dunno if we quite have the stones for a title run yet. I think we r getting closer but not sure eriksens just will be in the game all season. He had a tendency to go through slumps and lose interest when he wasn’t having his head turned by bigger clubs. I think if we can settle this distraction by either locking him up long term or selling him. However we seen Saturday just how important he is to the squad.


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