Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle has backed Tottenham Hotspurs to win the premier league title this season.
The Lilywhites have not won the league since 1961 but with the big guns, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United failing to hit their previous heights, Hoddle is of the opinion that Mauricio Pochettinho’s men can steal in on current league leaders Leicester City and win the title.
“There is no doubt that Tottenham have the ability to win the Premier League title in this unpredictable season, but I ask the question whether they seriously believe they can do it,” he told ESPN FC.
“This is a one-off year, with Manchester United struggling and the champions Chelsea falling out of the top four in inexplicable circumstances.
“I look at that Tottenham squad and there is no reason they cannot compete with Arsenal and Man City, and I guess we have to put Leicester in the mix for the title now.
“If Leicester are in there, Spurs are certainly contenders as well.”
He added: “Manchester City and Arsenal are the favourites, but they are both dropping points regularly and that’s why we see Leicester sitting at the top of the table heading into February.
“Spurs are not used to being within touching distance of the top teams at this stage of the season, but they are there on merit and could be crowned as champions so long as they retain a belief that they can get the job done.
“At this moment, we don’t know whether that inner confidence is there within the Spurs players and I guess we will only find out whether they have got what it takes when we get into the back end of the season.”