Ferdinand writes off Spurs chances of winning the title

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United spaeks to Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur and Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium on February 2, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Les Ferdinand does not fancy the chances of his former team to mount a strong title challenge despite closing the point gap to five.

Mauricio Pochettino’s injury-hit side have mustered three wins on the trot to bridge the gap at the top following the slip-ups from Liverpool and City.

With 13 games left to play coupled with the inconsistent form of League leaders, Liverpool, Ferdinand remains unconvinced by his former side’s title pedigree.

“We were saying when they finished second a couple of years ago that they needed to add to that squad to be able to be serious contenders,” said Ferdinand, who spent six seasons at White Hart Lane.

“They’ve not really done that and although they’re getting results, I still don’t see them as being title contenders at this moment in time.”

Spurs are still battling with injury crisis with key duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli set to remain sidelined until the end of February.

Heung-Min Son has thrived in their absence, scoring crucial goals in narrow victories over Watford and Newcastle last week, but Ferdinand doubts whether Spurs’ wounded squad can continue to defy the odds.

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“I think Pochettino has done a fantastic job and a load of the players that he’s got there have improved year in, year out,” Ferdinand revealed via Sky.

“So they’ve probably looked at it and thought, ‘let’s not disrupt this.'”

“As much as they may need one or two players in there, they’ll probably look to the summer to do that and change it a little bit.”

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