Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood says current incumbent Jose Mourinho has got him believing Spurs can win the Premier League this season – and so should the Special One’s current squad, talking to the Daily Star.

Sherwood says the Spurs boss has managed to work his magic once again with his current group of players.

The north London outfit sit top of the Premier League standings, level on 20 points with champions Liverpool.

They have lost just one league game this season. And Sherwood believes that success is down to Mourinho’s work behind the scenes.

He said: “Jose has brainwashed his players to believe they have to work to achieve something. They need to win trophies this group of players.

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“When you play as solid as they do, he’s almost brainwashed them into believing.

“And why wouldn’t you believe in him?

“He’s won 20 major trophies in his career and you’re winning football matches. So then you start believing this guy is the real deal. He knows what he’s talking about – and why can’t we win the league?”

Summer signings crucial

Mourinho brought in several players to strengthen his squad in the summer. Two of them, Sergio Reguilon and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, have played key roles in the early success.

Matt Doherty, Joe Rodon and Carlos Vinicius have also featured in the club’s fantastic start to the campaign.

Mourinho also brought in former Spurs winger Gareth Bale on a season-long loan from Real Madrid. However, he hasn’t got the best out of the Wales superstar – yet.

Sherwood: ‘Always got a chance’

Sherwood also pointed to the heroics of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane this season. Their goal tallies for the campaign sit at nine and seven respectively.

Sherwood sees that as another reason it could be Spurs’ year.

“When we’ve got players like Son and Kane, who are world class and could probably play in any team in the world, you’ve always got a chance,” he said.

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