In the space of a week, Graeme Souness has changed his mind on Tottenham’s title chances this season. Spurs are currently in third position on the standings, six points adrift of leaders Liverpool.
Spurs have churned out some fantastic performances this season. However, what has set the likes of City and Liverpool apart from them is consistency.
To make matters, worse, the North Londoners have not been dealt the best of luck recently. Son Heung-Min who has been in fantastic form during the past few weeks is set to miss up to five competitive games due to his involvement with South Korea during the 2019 Asian Cup.
Meanwhile, key players Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier are also carrying injuries. Spurs are still one of the best team’s in England and have what it takes to secure a strong finish in the top four.
However, it is hard to see them finishing in the top two or challenging for the League title this season as they lack the same level of consistency as Liverpool and City.
Just recently, Souness had Spurs as title contenders. Speaking ahead of their win against Cardiff City, he said on Sky Sports:
“When we saw them play against Everton, eight, nine days ago, they weren’t good, they weren’t very good, they were absolutely brilliant, in all aspects of their game and if they come anywhere near that today, and between now and the end of the season they’ll be back challenging again. One bad result and people are putting a line through their name.”
Now he believes that the title will go to either Liverpool or City. He said according to Sky Sports via HITC:
“If you are deducing that I have just reduced this Premier League to a two-horse race then you are absolutely right.
“Tottenham are a fine team and certainly close enough to be considered as contenders but I can’t see them winning the title.
“Imagine if Harry Kane were to pick up an injury while Son is away — to whom would Tottenham turn for goals?”