Pundit Exclusive: Keane is wrong, Spurs can win the league after blockbuster signing
Paul Robinson has rejected Roy Keane’s claim that Tottenham Hotspur are not capable of winning the Premier League title this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Spurs and England goalkeeper claimed they have a “real opportunity” of winning the league following the blockbuster Gareth Bale signing.
Jose Mourinho’s side ended the weekend at the top of the table after a 0-0 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
However, Keane told Sky Sports, as reported by MailOnline, that the “X Factor” of Mourinho and Harry Kane was not enough to sustain a title challenge.
Asked by Football Insider what he made of the former Manchester United captain’s comments, Robinson said: “I think they are good enough to win the title and I’ve said it for a number of weeks now.
“Bringing Gareth Bale into that dressing room, another born winner. Hugo Lloris has won the World Cup.
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“You’ve got players in there who are used to winning trophies, OK they haven’t done it at Spurs and Spurs haven’t done it for a long time.
“But there’s a manager in there who certainly knows how to win and they’re capable of winning.
“They’ve got a real opportunity this season because it’s such a strange one and we’ve seen some really odd results.
“The amount of goals going in and we’ve seen teams beating others heavily, we saw Spurs beat Manchester United 6-1, we’ve seen Liverpool been beaten heavily.
“It’s such a strange season, if there was ever a season that Spurs have got a real opportunity to win it, it’s this season.
“It’s all about whether they can maintain their start to the season. They’ve proven they can compete with the best in the league.
“It’s proven they are the best in the league at the moment because they’re sat at the top of the table and now it’s all about mentality and staying power.”