Adrian Durham believes it’s too early to label as Tottenham title contenders following their unbelievable collapse in opposition to West Ham on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho’s males seemed to be cruising to a 3-Zero victory in opposition to their London rivals, however three targets within the closing eight minutes capped a outstanding comeback from the Hammers who gained a helpful level on the street.
And Durham believes it’s Spurs’ defensive woes which illustrate why they will’t be put among the many Premier League’s elite golf equipment.
On Monday’s Drivetime, Durham defined: “Is that the rationale why Spurs can’t win the title? Defensively, on this loopy season specifically, they only can’t cope.
“In order optimistic as some Tottenham followers are, and I believe loads of different followers – Chelsea, Arsenal – from title contender golf equipment had been Spurs underneath Jose.
“ what he’s getting out of Harry Kane, Son’s constant performances as nicely and considering with the signings they’ve made Spurs would possibly really make a dent within the title problem this yr.
“After which we see that [against West Ham] yesterday, a capitulation with 10 minutes left and we realise the Spursyness has not gone out of Spurs.”
Nonetheless, ex-Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood believes that his former aspect can nonetheless win this season’s Premier League – particularly after Virgil van Dijk’s latest knee damage.
Sherwood, 51, has instructed talkSPORT the long-term damage to the Liverpool centre-back has thrown the title race huge open this season, and Jose Mourinho’s aspect at the moment are one of many high contenders.
Van Dijk’s season may nicely be over after he suffered a 3rd grade ACL tear throughout the Reds’ feisty Merseyside derby with Everton.
When quizzed on Spurs’ title hopes, Sherwood responded: “Properly, why not?
“They’ve bought so many gamers, that they had seven on the bench yesterday they usually had Carlos Vinicius who was the one one who wasn’t a global footballer.
“They’ve bought Dele Alli who can’t even get modified, Danny Rose hasn’t bought a squad quantity, they’ve bought an enormous quantity of high quality of their squad.
“They’ve bought a supervisor who’s used to profitable, Jose is aware of the way to win issues.
“Gareth Bale must get match; clearly when he got here on he had that one lung-busting run, his shot went previous the submit and once you noticed his face after that he was struggling to breathe – he must get again to health, he’s not prepared to start out in the intervening time.
“However when he will get again to health, alongside Son and Kane, there’s no higher entrance three in world soccer, is there? Liverpool followers will argue, in fact…
“If Jose will get a pleasant strong base behind these three, and also you’ve bought Hugo Lloris who is without doubt one of the greatest goalkeepers within the league, Tottenham have gotten each likelihood.”