Manchester United legend Gary Neville would love to see Tottenham defy the odds and win the Premier League title this season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side currently find themselves third in the standings and just two points off second-placed Manchester City with leaders Liverpool a further three points ahead.
Spurs have won their past three league outings now, but will face trips to Anfield and the Etihad Stadium later this season which could prove to be a decisive factor in their hopes of mounting a serious challenge for the Premier League title.
The last time Spurs won a league crown came in the 1960/61 campaign, where they secured a domestic double by also winning the FA Cup.
However, while Neville would like to see them come out on top of the title battle this term, the former United captain doubts that will be the case.
“I always think with Tottenham, they’ll keep getting close and then dropping back again – I don’t think they’ve quite got it,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“They’ve not got quite as good a team as City and Liverpool and there is no one who would like to see them win the league more than me this season… It would represent an incredible job done by Pochettino over the last three or four years [if they won the Premier League], it would be amazing because he almost deserves it in some ways, but I just feel like they’re not going to win it and they’re going to fall short.
“I’d expect them to beat Watford and Newcastle because they’re a good side, but they’re not going to have the squad depth or the quality to be able to compete with City and Liverpool.
“That is not a criticism and I know Tottenham fans have been disappointed in the last few weeks and I’ve dismissed them for the title because they are so close. I hope they win it, but I don’t think they will.”
Spurs will host Leicester City at Wembley on Sunday for their next Premier League match after beating Newcastle United 1-0 last weekend.
That celebration though… 💙
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 5, 2019