By Laura O'Leary

3rd Dec, 2017 | 12:13pm

Shearer: This is the reason Tottenham will not win the Premier League

Alan Shearer believes Tottenham won’t win the Premier League because they fail to “turn up in games against the so called smaller teams.”

The Match of the Day pundit revealed his views on Spurs after watching them draw 1-1 with Watford to continue their winless run in the league.

“In the bread and butter games in the Premier League they’ve started the games so slowly, revealed the 47-year-old.

“If you start games slowly you get punished.”

Shearer believes this is why Tottenham have no problem beating the likes of Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League as the side performs in the “glory games.”

Shearer continued criticising Spurs stating, “You can’t just turn up in the big games” and that if you want to win the league you have to perform at a similar level against the smaller teams.

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After the draw with Watford on Saturday, Spurs are sixth in the league with 25 points, 15 points behind league leaders Man City.

Manchester City could extend the gap to 18 points if they defeat struggling West Ham on Sunday.

More worryingly for Tottenham fans, the team is four points behind the Champions League qualification places after not winning any of their last four league games.

Spurs are next in action against Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday in the Champions League but go into that game having already qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament.

In other Tottenham news, Spurs legend praises one player after Watford draw.

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