Arsenal legend Ian Wright rates Tottenham’s Premier League title chances
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 03
Tottenham have made an unbeaten start to the new Premier League season (Picture: Getty)

insists must be considered title contenders based on their early season form.

New manager has transformed the mood around the ailing north London club and helped foster a team spirit that has yielded five wins and two draws from his seven games at the helm.

The former Celtic boss has made light of the summer departure of Harry Kane and rejuvenated the likes of Son Heung-min, while the additions of James Maddison, Micky van de Ven and goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario have all proved to be shrewd acquisitions.

Saturday’s late victory over Liverpool carried an air of good fortune given the controversy surrounding Luis Diaz’s disallowed goal, but another three points has only served to strengthen the belief that Postecoglou’s squad is capable of exceeding expectations.

And while Arsenal are considered to be Manchester City’s main challengers this season, Wright has urged Spurs to take inspiration from Leicester’s unlikely 2016 title success in their bid to upset the established order.

Wright told Premier League Productions: ‘Carry on doing what they’re doing, nobody was expecting Tottenham at the start of the season, especially with a new manager, to be doing what they’re doing.

‘At the moment they’ve got confidence and momentum and you’ve just got to concentrate on then next game. You look back at when Leicester won it, that’s all Leicester did.

‘They just won some games got to a certain point and people said we’ll see what they do when they play this team and that team and bam they beat them.

‘People said Tottenham started well we’ll see when they play Arsenal and Liverpool. Bam, look where they are.

‘It’s all about momentum and confidence and while you’ve got that and you continue to beat the teams you’re supposedly meant to beat, if you keep going and don’t get injuries to Son and Maddison, the more success they have then there pressure comes.

‘At the moment I think the teams in the top five are all title challengers and as long as you can stay close to Manchester City for as long as you of course you are challengers.’

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