By Russell Edge
Former Manchester United defender and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has said that although he would love to see Tottenham win the Premier League title he expects it to be a step too far for the north London side.
Following Sunday’s 4-1 win over Liverpool at Wembley, Neville praised the Lilywhites for their performances in recent times, as well as crediting Daniel Levy for his running of the club.
He insists that he would love to see the club win the Premier League, stating that the way they play is deserving of a title, but does not believe they will be able to pull it off this season.
Speaking on the Gary Neville podcast on Sky Sports, he said: “Everything is right – it is a brilliant team, a brilliant coach, going into a new stadium and looking like they love playing with each other and with a connection to the fans.
“We have been quick over the years to criticise Daniel Levy and don’t offer praise when things are going right but he’s got a fantastic manager, a great youth set-up and now the youth players are being given a chance.
“The job that Pochettino is doing here and the team that he has is brilliant. It’s everything Tottenham were not during my football career – resilient, good to watch, robust defensively and with young players.
“I hope they can win the league because they play well enough to win the league but I think in the end it will be too much for them and that’s my honest opinion.”
Spurs have found themselves involved in the top flight title race for the past two seasons, losing out to surprise winners Leicester City and then finishing as runners up to a dominant Chelsea side last season.
They have began their push for their very first Premier League title well this season, and currently sit third in the table after their win on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side sit level on points with second placed Manchester United after the Red Devils suffered a surprise defeat to Huddersfield, and are five points behind league leaders Manchester City, who are yet to taste defeat this season.
Spurs will have to overcome their League Cup clash with West Ham on Wednesday before returning to league duty, which will see second face off against third as they travel to Old Trafford to take on Jose Mourinho’s side.
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