Tottenham Hotspur head-coach Jose Mourinho claims Wolves and Sheffield United are genuine challengers for Champions League football in the Premier League, as per the Daily Mirror.
Chris Wilder’s side have surprised everyone with their brilliant performances since their promotion to the top flight, with the Blades currently placed fifth at the table and just two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have also been defying expectations since they got promoted two seasons ago, with the club then securing a Europa League spot at the end of the last campaign.
And though the Wanderers have not been very consistent in the league this campaign, they are just only six points behind Frank Lampard’s side at the league table.
According to the Spurs boss, both Wolves and United are genuine top-four contenders, even though they claim to the contrary.
“Wolves and Sheffield United are fighting for the top four,” Mourinho told Sky Sports as per FourFourTwo. “[The managers] can say no, I understand if they say no, but the reality is that they are.
“Not just because of the position that they are in the table, it is because of the power and quality.
“They arrive in this situation wherein the eyes of everybody [else], they should be more than happy – they are not more than happy.”
The West Midlands club earned a promising draw in their previous league encounter against Manchester United and now they will host Leicester City on Friday evening.
While the Blades are currently on their winter break, following their 2-1 victory against Bournemouth at Bramall Lane.