Gary Neville has played down rumors that Tottenham will win the title, suggesting their form will soon decline.
Spurs moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League after securing a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Friday night, with a Joel Ward own goal and Heung-min Son strike proving decisive.
It’s been a glorious start to the campaign for the north London side, with Ange Postecoglou bringing the feel-good factor on and off the pitch, with Tottenham arguably the most entertaining team in the top flight this season. moment.
So far this season, Tottenham have looked just as strong as Manchester City and Arsenal who are bound to lead the title race, but according to Neville, Spurs could well be overperforming at the moment.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville said: “I don’t think they are (title contenders), honestly. I don’t think they are.
“I think it’s something that will sort itself out in the next few months, but if for whatever reason the rest of the teams aren’t quite there and Tottenham obviously aren’t in any other competitions.
“They are not in Europe, not in the Carabao Cup, they have free weeks so if they can keep their players…”
Responding to a question about the January transfer window, Neville added: “The only thing I’ll add about January is if they’re in contention in January and they’re up there, why don’t they strengthen the team slightly to have a try?
“If City aren’t quite there and Arsenal make a mistake, then why wouldn’t you have had a bit of luck?
“I don’t think Tottenham are a good enough team or a good enough team to win the championship, but what they are doing at the moment is beyond all expectations of where we thought they would be.
“He (Ange Postecoglou) is doing a great job for them.”
Heung-min Son was also asked about his title hopes, but provided a tepid answer.
“I’m experienced, I’m 31 so I can’t say ‘we’re going to win the championship now’, obviously not,” he said.
“We just want to stay underground and stay humble because it’s the start of the season.
“We just want to take it game by game, score three points in every game possible and then see what happens at the end of the season. If we work hard, let’s see what happens.
However, when asked about his title hopes after the match, Postecoglou had a different view.
“Let them dream, that’s what being a football fan is all about.
“It’s fair to say that everyone has suffered a lot, so I’m not going to downplay that.”
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