By George Brooks
Former Tottenham midfielder and manager Tim Sherwood says that his former club are “on the brink” of winning a trophy.
Spurs face rivals Arsenal in the north London derby at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday and Sherwood is predicting a “comfortable” win for his old team.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side go into the game in great form and will be hoping to open up a seven-point gap over their rivals with a victory.
Spurs have made an encouraging start to the season. They currently sit third in the Premier League and are through to the last-16 of the Champions League.
Meanwhile Arsenal have lost four of their first 11 league games and are four points behind their rivals in sixth.
It is a must-win game for both teams in this season’s title race, but Sherwood says the results can only go one way.
“I have to say I think Tottenham will win comfortably,” Sherwood told Sky Sports on The Debate on Wednesday evening (Sky Sports Premier League, 10:30pm).
“How many of these Arsenal players could get in Tottenham’s team? There wouldn’t be very many.”
It’s a bold prediciton seeing as Arsenal are the bookies’ favourite for the match and are at home.
Tottenham finished above Arsenal in the Premier League last season for the first time in 22 years, and Sherwood believes that his former club are now the dominant team in north London.
The Gunners have won more trophies in recent seasons, but Sherwood insists his old side are close to winning silverware.
“Tottenham are on the brink of winning something, they’re going in the right direction,” he said.
“They’re in the Champions League, they’ve had some great results, they’re bringing through great young players, they’re building something for the future.”
Pochettino, who replaced Sherwood as Spurs boss in 2014, is yet to experience defeat in six Premier League north London derbies against Arsenal.
Striker Harry Kane has been in outstanding form for Spurs this season and has scored six goals in six Premier games against the Gunners.