Ray Wilkins delivers glowing verdict of Tottenham ahead of title run-in
By Matt Farr
Ray Wilkins has heaped praise on Tottenham for their entertaining displays over the course of the Premier League season.
Tottenham find themselves four points adrift of league leaders Chelsea with six games remaining in the title race, with a visit to high-flying Crystal Palace on Wednesday the first item on the agenda.
The north London club have caught the eye this season with a series of breathtaking attacking displays, with forward trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen regularly causing havoc in the final third.
But they have also struck a fine balance between attack and defence that has seen them record the best defensive record in the Premier League, having conceded just 22 goals from their 32 matches.
Speaking to the Premier League Daily show on Sky Sports on Tuesday, Wilkins admitted he has loved watching Tottenham play this season, but insisted the must go on to win trophies.
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He said: “I just think that with this Tottenham team that they’ve really entertained us this year. They’ve been absolutely brilliant. I’ve loved watching them play.
“Defensively, they are solid with a super goalkeeper, the midfield have been great, and they just score goals for fun. So all round they’ve been absolutely brilliant.
“But there is always going to be that but, until they win their first trophy.”
Tottenham are without a league title since the 1960-61 first division campaign, while their last domestic triumph came during the 2007-08 season where they lifted the League Cup.
Meanwhile, after a successful top four finish last season, Tottenham were rewarded with an opportunity to test themselves in the Champions League, an opportunity which they failed to take.
They were eliminated from the group-stage of the competition with only two wins from their six matches, and then crashed out in the Europa League knockout round to Belgian outfit KAA Gent.
However, they were also beaten by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi final at Wembley on Saturday evening, continuing an unflattering trend for Tottenham in pursuit of silverware.
In other Tottenham news, Wilkins has delivered his prediction for the upcoming clash with Crystal Palace.