'Concerning' - Sky Sports pundit suggests Tottenham worries in PL title race
By Danny Wright
Sky Sports pundit Matt Le Tissier has suggested that he has concerns about Tottenham’s ability to see off the weaker teams in the Premier League and how that may scupper their title hopes.
Spurs are currently third in the top-flight standings after suffering defeat to Manchester United last week, but Southampton legend Le Tisser doesn’t think that losses to United and, earlier in the season, Chelsea will not have as much impact as their draws against Swansea and Burnley.
Tottenham answered a lot of critics on Wednesday night in their impressive 3-1 win against European champions Real Madrid, basically ending any doubts about a so-called ‘Wembley hoodoo’.
However one of the major criticisms of Mauricio Pochettino’s time in charge of Tottenham has been the lack of silverware and many fans would hope that they would be able to win the league title this term having come so close in the last two years.
Now, Le Tissier has made it clear that he doesn’t think they will be able to win the Premier League title this time out, suggesting that their dropped points against mid-table sides could seriously hinder their progress.
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“The two defeats they’ve had have been to Chelsea and Manchester United so only the draws with Swansea and Burnley are what would be concerning,” he said on the Sky Sports website.
“Mauricio Pochettino’s reputation continues to grow with their European performances, where they’ve made huge progress from last season.
“I think the results against Liverpool and Dortmund have put to bed the Wembley hoodoo, but I would say they are in contention for second place rather than the title, given Manchester City’s start.”
Spurs are already eight points off the pace from Manchester City, who appear to be running away with the title already in what has been an emphatic start to the season that has seen them score 35 goals in 10 games.
Next up for Pochettino’s men is a home clash against rock-bottom Crystal Palace at Wembley, a game in which they will no doubt look to be proving Le Tissier wrong by seeing off a lowly side.
In other Tottenham news, Vincent Janssen has delivered his verdict on Spurs’ win against Real Madrid.