Maybe Tottenham Hotspur Can Win The Premier League Title After All

After returning to the Tottenham bench Monday night, Harry Redknapp now believes Tottenham Hotspur can win the Premier League this season, if they keep their form up. Spurs have dropped only two points in their last nine games and they were scintillating at times Monday as they dismissed Aston Villa 2-0.

It is very hard to imagine Tottenham Hotspur sitting at the top of the table at the end of the season, but they are only four points off Manchester United, with a game in hand. They still languish behind the high-flying Manchester City, but Monday night Redknapp and his men in white demonstrated their upward mobility and their performance was brimming with speed and style. It has been 51 years since Spurs won the league title but Tottenham now appear as well equipped as any of the chasing pack to bridge the gap and even snatch the title from Manchester.

Rarely does a Premier League side have almost 70% of possession in a game. However against Villa, Tottenham really gave their fans reason to believe. They brushed past Aston Villa with so much authority and style, with all of their players performing to the highest standards. The football that has been played by Tottenham over the past few weeks has been elegant and demonstrates the sheer class that the side have. Adebayor is clearly loving life at the Lane, and can very easily fill the void of a consistent match-winning goalscorer; the midfield quartet are a blend of pace, invention, energy and efficiency, while the defense never fail to perform and are constantly in control. There are players at Tottenham that have so much potential. Walker is just one example. He is consistent, and one of the country’s most exciting prospects.

Eight wins in nine is an emphatic response to the humiliation they suffered when they played Manchester City at the beginning of the season. However where that takes them depends on their consistency and the performances of the clubs around them. Liverpool confirmed their status as top-four contenders with victory at Stamford Bridge while Arsenal have recovered from a disastrous start in an impressive fashion and in Robin van Persie, they boast the deadliest striker in the League by a distance. But, Tottenham seemed to rise to third place in an effortless way and with Redknapp being a master at what he does, why shouldn’t they have a shot at the biggest domestic prize of all?

Manchester United may have recorded five successive wins but still appear haunted by their derby day mauling by the league leaders, and Chelsea are clearly in a degree of disarray having lost three of their past four games. The only other club in the league performing to a higher standard than Tottenham is Manchester City, and although they are brimming with confidence and resilience, they are yet to prove they can go the distance. City’s next four League matches include clashes against Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal when their mettle will be tested and Spurs should be waiting to take advantage. Tottenham’s next big game is the visit of Chelsea on December 22, and that will really show whether Redknapp is serious about challenging for the title. But for now, looking at their performances, no other team is improving and becoming stronger every week like Tottenham are, and maybe that league title will be returning to London much sooner than anyone expected.

11 thoughts on “Maybe Tottenham Hotspur Can Win The Premier League Title After All”

  1. I approve of this post.

    But I also think there’s no chance in hell of this actually happening. We’re one Ade knock from having Pav back as the front man :(

    Still, this team oozes class, plays beautiful football, and I’m going to enjoy the run. COYS!

  2. If Spurs can avoid long-term injuries to their star players they definitely have a chance of challenging for the title. I still think City will win it but Spurs can battle United for second. Right now Spurs are the second best team in the league behind City.

  3. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!
    but no. they are good, but not good enough to win the league yet. maybe with a couple reinforcements, they could really make a push in the coming years though.

  4. I don’t understand the lack of belief in these comments. I do think City are hands down the best team but honestly Tottenham could win the league. We’re only a third of the way through and if the wheeling and dealing side of old Harry comes out this January then Spurs could have a very good lineup. And like the writer mentioned, Tottenham is coming into a relatively easy part in their schedule whereas City and United are looking at about 2 games every 3 or 4 days every week until early January. Not to mention City has to face Arsenal, Liverpool, and Chelsea still before the midway point.

  5. I am a Spurs fan but there is no way our squad is deep enough to challenge for the title. Especially Scott Parker as if he gets injured we will be lucky to challenge for the top four – he has been immense this season and a major factor in the teams consistency.

  6. If any team (=including manager and staff) is deserving to win the league, it’s the Spurs. Character, class, team work and a most entertaining style of play would surely put them in top spot, but they will also need to show strength, depth and nerves to actually become champions.
    A team like City which might have “better” players, stands the chance to fall apart or self destruct the moment they come under real pressure. They might all be very talented professionals and from the outside look like a real team, but will they have the humility to eat dirt for each other and for the team?
    This season might see more title contenders than ever before but it could just as well be ManU again that outsmarts the competition just by making the least mistakes.

    As an outsider, I’m routing for the highly entertaining Spurs with Arsenal as a second choice.

  7. If Harry buys a few top players in the transfer window we are definitely title contenders.

    We need another top striker, a CB and perhaps a winger. That should cover us well.


  8. I have to say when Harry makes a statement such as this I take it with a grain of salt and suspect he’s sending a message to Levy and Joe Lewis about new players/wages/stadium if they are really going to compete for the title.

  9. I agree that Harry is sending a message to his bosses that he wants reinforecements because if injuries happen Spurs could suffer as they don’t have a very deep squad. If they bring in a couple more quality players then I can see them challenge for the title. As far as winning it this season it would depend on how well City cope with their front-runner status and what United do in January to improve their midfield.

    I still think Spurs are a good bet to finish 2nd or 3rd.

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