Tottenham Hotspur have made an impressive start to the Premier League campaign and they are currently on top of the league table.
While many have tipped the North London club to challenge for the league title this season, former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has laughed off suggestions that they are genuine title contenders.
The former Premier League striker believes that it is still early days to be talking about the title race and the genuine contenders for the trophy can only be identified during the second half of the campaign.
‘It’s the ridiculous nature of influencers being involved in football discourse too that’s led to talk about Newcastle United, Arsenal and Tottenham being potential champions of England,’ he wrote in his exclusive CaughtOffside column.
“We’ve never really analysed a season starting until eight to 10 Games in, and we’re still in that period so let’s just say Spurs, for example, have had a really good start. Nothing more than that.”
“The current champions of England, champions of Europe and the FA Cup winners are just starting to go through the gears, have been champions in what five of the last six seasons, and some are already talking about other clubs being able to take their crown? We shouldn’t even really be talking about title contenders until at least February, March, April or May,” he concluded.
Tottenham have impressed with their performances against the big clubs and they have shown that they have the ability to grind out results in adversity. It will be interesting to see if they can sustain their current run of form until the January transfer window.
If Tottenham remain on top of the table until January, they will have to be considered as title contenders. With the right additions in January, there is no reason why Tottenham cannot go all the way and have a successful season.
Apart from their ability to grind out results, Tottenham have impressed with their free-flowing attacking approach as well. Ange Postecoglou has clearly managed to get the best out of his players and Tottenham fans will be hoping that the Australian manager can end their wait for a trophy this season.