Kevin Campbell delivers verdict on Tottenham title hopes
By Dominic Toner
Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes that Tottenham are a “serious contender” this season for the Premier League title.
Spurs are currently third-placed in the Premier League table and considered to be one of the main challengers to catch leaders Chelsea.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in great form recently and are unbeaten in their last eight games across all competitions.
The north London club earned a 2-2 away draw at Manchester City on Saturday and managed to respond to going two goals down, with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris making a couple of rare mistakes.
Campbell feels that Spurs’ spirit was clear in their response at the Etihad and thinks they are a top side this season.
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“Tottenham are the real deal and you have to give credit where credit is due, they have been there or thereabouts over the last few seasons, and now they are looking strong again,” Campbell told Sky Sports. “To be 2-0 down at Man City and to come back shows some spirt and mettle, and Mauricio Pochettino is building something special there.
“Obviously as an Arsenal man, I do no like to see it a lot of the times, but you have to give credit where credit is due and Tottenham are a serious contender.”
Spurs have never won the Premier League before and were in the mix for the title last season, but just fell short as Leicester claimed an unlikely success.
The competition for the title is even fiercer this campaign as the top six sides all believe they can win the league.
Spurs have found good success recently since manager Mauricio Pochettino switched to a 3-5-2 formation, with attackers Dele Alli and Harry Kane in particular standing out.
They face Sunderland and Middlesbrough in their next two league games, before a huge clash against Liverpool at Anfield on 11 February.
In other Tottenham news, the club’s emerging star was called up to the senior squad to train.