Spurs have had their title credentials talked up by an unlikely source – former Arsenal legend Paul Merson, who believes that the London club can win the Premier League title this season, reports Sky Sports.
Merson feels that Jose Mourinho will be the key to any potential Spurs title success, and he knows what it takes to win the Premier League, having won it three times with Chelsea.
“They’ve got a chance”
“Can Spurs go on and win the title? It’s not impossible and that’s because they’ve got a serial winner as a manager. They’ve got a chance because Mourinho is in charge and has won it before. He knows what it takes to get over the line” Merson said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
Spurs haven’t won England’s top title since 1961, but Mourinho has form in ending a team’s long wait for a title – Chelsea hadn’t won the league in 50 years before Mourinho’s side clinched the title in 2005.
At the moment Spurs are in a good position to make a real bid to land the Premier League title. They currently sit in second place, only a point behind leaders Leicester City.
Spurs do have the happy knack of winning when they are not playing well, as seen most recently in the win over West Brom. That is what a team that is going to win a title need to do.
Strike partnership can beat most teams
They also have the strike partnership of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min to call upon. That is good enough to beat most teams in the Premier League.
Don’t forget the presence of Gareth Bale either. On his day he is capable of winning a game on his on. On paper, Spurs do indeed look like they have the players to win the title.
Maybe the only real problem is the lack of experienced winners in the squad. That is where Mourinho and Bale could help. They have experience of winning big competitions – the Champions League, for example.
That could get Spurs over the line this season. Manchester City and Liverpool are probably still the favourites to the win the title, but don’t write off Spurs. With the talent they have you can see where Merson is coming from.