Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated that he does not see his team as title contenders this season. Spurs have so far defied expectations this season.
Heading into this season, they became the first team ever in the Premier League era to not make a summer signing. Pochettino has the exact same side that he worked with last season and for this reason, many doubted that the club would have much of a chance of winning silverware this season.
Spurs are however enjoying one of their best starts ever to a season and have won 10 out of their opening 13 Premier League games. Their best performance of the season so far came last weekend when they defeated Chelsea 3-1. This was the first defeat which the Blues tasted under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri. The Stamford Bridge giants were also the only undefeated team from Europe’s top five Leagues prior to the game.
Manchester City and Liverpool are widely expected to contest for the League title this season and the duo are so far definitely the trend-setters this season with both sides currently undefeated in the League.
However, Spurs are not lagging behind and if they can carry on their good momentum, they could possibly challenge for the League this season as they did during the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons.
“We are closer than last season to the top. I cannot say we’re a contender for the title, he said as quoted by Goal.
“I think Manchester City is in a different level and of course clubs like Liverpool, Chelsea, the same, Manchester United and Arsenal.
“They make more investment than us and in a different level. I think they need to show or be the contenders, or they are the contenders, more than us. But we’re there.
“If we’re capable in the last few months of the season to be in a good position in the table, we’re going to try.
“But football is belief, faith in your quality and then it’s approaching the game in the right attitude and the right way, and all is possible.”