Robbie Savage lays into Tottenham title hopes again, delivers three-word verdict
By Matt Farr
Former Wales international midfielder and current pundit Robbie Savage has condemned Tottenham’s Premier League title bid saying they’re a “work in progress” and have been for 56 years.
Tottenham last won the Premier League title in the 1960-61 campaign, back when it was known as the First Division.
Savage caused a stir among Spurs fans on Friday by suggesting they were getting carried away by the prospect of winning the title after their victory over leaders Chelsea.
The 42-year-old also took the time to remind them about their side’s failed title bid last season, where he described their late slip-up as a “blow-out”.
The White Hart Lane faithful reacted badly to Savage’s verdict, and took the opportunity to lay into Savage on Twitter.
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However, in his latest column for the Mirror, the midfielder ran the rule over their replies, once again condemning their Premier League title hopes.
His new comments are likely to incur the wrath of the Spurs fans once again, having said that Spurs have been a work in progress for as long as 56 years.
He said: “Spurs would have not finished third in a two-horse race if they hadn’t ended the season so poorly. And they would have finished above Arsenal for the first time in more than 20 years.
“Maybe Spurs are half a dozen points better off than they were 12 months ago, but sadly for them Chelsea are 30 points better off and Liverpool are 15 points better off. Even if the points tally has improved, the league position hasn’t.
“The trouble with Tottenham winning the title is that it has been a work in progress for 56 years now.”
Spurs’ impressive victory over Chelsea last week, which ended the Blues’ 13-match winning run, saw Tottenham move ahead of Arsenal and Manchester City into third.
They are now still seven points behind the league leaders, but their recent five-game winning streak has at least put them back into the top-four, which is their minimum target for the season.
They face West Brom at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
In other Tottenham news, Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has made his prediction for Spurs’ clash with West Brom.