Paul Merson delivers verdict on Tottenham title chances
By Harvey Byrne
Paul Merson believes Tottenham have little chance of winning the Premier League this season, claiming if star Harry Kane gets injured then it’s “game over.”
The north London club finished in second place in the last campaign and there was high expectations at the start of the summer as they plan to better last season’s position.
However, with the departure of star Kyle Walker to rivals Manchester City alongside there not yet being any players to have joined many are believing that Spurs could drop out of the top four in at the end of the 2017-18 season.
One of those is ex-Arsenal man Merson and he has told you can’t win the league with 13 players alongside citing them having to play their home matches at Wembley as a reason for why they won’t win the league.
“And then you look at Tottenham and what have they done? Who had the best window? Oh definitely Tottenham,” wrote Merson in his column for the Daily Star.
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“Their away record wasn’t great last season and now they’re playing 38 away games because of Wembley. If Harry Kane gets injured it’s game over.
“You can’t win the league with 13 players. Impossible.
“So it’s all set up for City for me. I think they will score a ton of goals and if Guardiola gets it right I don’t see who can stop them.”
Tottenham only added quartet Victor Wanyama, Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Moussa Sissoko to their side last summer.
However, there weren’t any major losses from their first team, meaning Mauricio Pochettino could build on his team that finished third in the 2015-16 campaign.
Now, the Argentine will face the task of attempting to challenge at the top of the Premier League once more and Tottenham will kick off their season against newly promoted Newcastle on Sunday.
In other Tottenham news, Lord Sugar has hit out at Danny Rose on Twitter following his apology to the club.