By Amir Mir
Alan Pardew has stated that he is “surprised” that Tottenham could “more or less” wrap up the runners-up spot in the Premier League table.
The former Crystal Palace manager felt that he didn’t expect Spurs to be where they are when judging them at the start of the campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team finished third last term and will more than likely wrap up second place in the coming weeks.
Their attention will be on catching leaders Chelsea in the table as their London counterparts hold a four-point lead over their rivals in the table.
Speaking on Monday night football, which aired on Sky Sports 1, Pardew seemingly credited Tottenham for their current league position.
“One thing I would say, with four games to go if someone said to me at the start of the season, ‘Spurs would have more or less wrapped up runners-up’ I would have been surprised,” Pardew told Sky Sports.
At this moment in time, Spurs are eight points clear of third-placed Liverpool with four matches of the season remaining.
They are on course to bettering finishing third during the previous campaign as they will be hoping to lift their maiden Premier League title.
Pochettino’s team have produced a number of remarkable performances this season, including their unbeaten run at White Hart Lane.
They have beaten the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, West Ham, Southampton and most recently Arsenal in front of their own supporters.
On May 14, they will play their final home match at their old stadium against Manchester United as they are set to move into new surroundings.
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