Sky Sports pundit delivers Tottenham title verdict, hails senior man
By Harvey Byrne
Sky Sports pundit and former Premier League winger Peter Beagrie has shared that he doesn’t think Tottenham can win the league this season.
However, he was full of praise for manager Mauricio Pochettino and the transformation Spurs have gone on under the senior man, stating they should look to be genuine title contenders next season.
Tottenham are currently league leaders Chelsea’s closest competitors with nine points separating first and second place in the title race.
The north London club also came close to challenging Leicester for the trophy in the last campaign, but for a end of season collapse.
Now, Beagrie believes that Tottenham’s eight draws have cost them their first Premier League title this season, but has shared that Pochettino is doing a great job at the club.
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“I think it’s been brilliant to watch the progression since Pochettino took over in 2014,” told Beagrie to Monday morning’s Premier League Daily show on Sky Sports news.
“I think it’s been incredible. He’s transformed them with the self belief. He’s brought young individual talents and moulded them into the frameworks of the side.
“We look at Harry Kane and how he’s flourished under him as well. He seems the complete player and of late is it nine goals in his last eight games and they’ve won seven of their last nine.
“They’ve put a terrific run together and I think that everybody will be looking at Tottenham, not this year, because I think there’s just too much to do.
“I agree with Sol (Campbell) the draws have killed them to a degree and the points tally could have been so much better, but for individual errors and concentration levels earlier in the season. I think they’ll look to next season to be genuine contenders.”
Pochettino has entered his third year at the club after making the switch from Premier League rivals Southampton in the summer of 2014.
He earned a fifth place finish in his first season in charge of Tottenham, while going two places better in the next campaign by finishing third and returning the club to the Champions League after five years out of it.
The Argentine will now be looking to progress once more and they are currently in a good position to do so as they sit in second, one point clear of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
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