‘Tottenham CAN win the Premier League!’ – Tim Sherwood rejects Sol Campbell claims:

first_imgFormer Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood insists Spurs have what it takes to win the Premier League this season, despite claims from former defender Sol Campbell that their ‘lack of winners’ might cost them in the title race.Spurs have been one of the most impressive teams in the top flight this season, with the emergence of Dele Alli and the continued brilliance of goal machine Harry Kane helping them to third in the table.Mauricio Pochettino’s men are just five points behind surprise league leaders Leicester City and, with the best defensive record in the league, are very real contenders for the crown.Campbell cast his doubts on Spurs’ title bid in a blog post on Wednesday, saying: “At the moment Tottenham are going along fantastically well and you have to say they have given themselves a chance of winning the Premier League, but they don’t have a lot of winners in their team.“They are a young side with a lot of talent, but they might lack a player who has ‘been there, done that’, the sort of player who will keep everyone calm, focused and believing that anything is possible.”But Sherwood disagrees, and believes their resilience and team mentality could see them lift the coveted trophy come May.“I think they CAN win the league, I honestly believe that,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I know what Sol is saying, that there are no winners in the team who have proven they have done it before.“But when I won the Premier League at Blackburn nobody had won anything previous to that. So it CAN be done, and they’re looking good at the moment.“Tottenham have been outstanding this season. There is a resilience about their play, when even if they’re not playing too well they fight together and dig out results.”Kane [22] and Alli [19] are undoubtedly the stars of Spurs’ show this term, but they aren’t the only youngsters to get the opportunity to shine at White Hart Lane.The likes of Nabil Bentaleb [21], Ryan Mason [24] and Tom Carroll [23] have all graduated from the club’s thriving academy, while young imports Eric Dier [21], Danny Rose and Kyle Walker [both 25] have developed into first-team regulars.Sherwood was instrumental in promoting youth during his stint at the club, having worked as Under-21 team coach before his own promotion to first-team boss, and he believes Tottenham’s youth policy is key to their upturn in success.“I think Spurs have got it spot on, on and off the pitch,” he added.“They have wonderful players, a core of great youth players who have come through the system.“That’s allowed Tottenham to not rely on spending wholesale on players. They can rely on their youth to come through and then go out and buy one or two players who will make that extra difference for Mauricio.”last_img

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