By Alex Stevens
Tottenham will be “disappointed” at the end of a weekend that leaves them seven points behind Premier League leaders Leicester.
That is the verdict of Peter Schmeichel, the Manchester United legend and father of Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Schmeichel senior watched as his son kept another clean sheet on Sunday as Claudio Ranieri’s team beat Southampton 1-0 to clinch a fourth consecutive league win of that scoreline.
With six matches of the league campaign remaining, Leicester have a seven-point lead over second-placed Spurs and are now firm favourites to lift the first top-flight title in the club’s history.
Schmeichel is convinced that Spurs’ next match – a home clash against United next Sunday – is key to their title chances.
“Tottenham yesterday were very disappointed with one point,” he told Sky Sports after Leicester’s Sunday triumph. “That has been made worse today by Leicester winning. That’s a seven-point gap they have to close now in order for them to challenge for the title.
“Manchester United are fighting to get back in into the Champions League spot. That game is going to be very, very interesting and so important, and probably as far as Manchester United is concerned, the key game in the run-in.”
In other Tottenham news, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has compared a 28-year-old player in the team to three Premier League all-time greats.