White Hart Lane

Next Game

Tottenham v Schalke

Saturday, 09 August 2014, 17:30

Friendly Match

Last Game

Chicago 0 - 2 Tottenham

Sunday, 27 July 2014, 01:00

Friendly Match

Townsend confident of title

Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has insisted that they can win the Premier League title this season.

Last Updated: 08/11/13 at 15:48 Post Comment

Andros Townsend: Confident of Premier League title triumph

Andros Townsend: Confident of Premier League title triumph

Andre Villas-Boas's side are currently fourth in the league table with 20 points from 10 matches, five points behind leaders Arsenal.

Gareth Bale's departure from White Hart Lane in the summer was expected by many to hit Spurs hard, but Townsend insists that the Welsh winger's exit has made the London outfit a better team who can challenge for the title.

"Last season, Gareth Bale was the star; this season we have a team of stars," the 22-year-old told Standard Sport.

"We made seven top signings in the summer and we're more well-rounded. We can play two sides - one in the league and then make eight or nine changes for a cup game.

"Is it realistic to aim for the title? I can't see why not. We're in touching distance of the top and we're still fighting for that top space.

"Four of the top six changed manager in the summer but we've kept continuity and that gives us a massive chance this year.

"Last season, we looked to Gareth a lot, but this year we've got great depth in our squad. The squad will come into it more between January and March and hopefully that depth will give us the upper hand."

Tottenham are level on points with Chelsea and Liverpool, who are second and third respectively, while both Manchester City and Manchester United are below them in the table.

Spurs have not won the English top-flight title since 1961 but Townsend believes that he and his teammates need to maintain self-conviction to create history this campaign.

"We're making ourselves hard to beat and the main thing this year is that we're a team," added the England international.

"We've just got to have the belief to stay up there. We've made a good start and now it's up to us to continue that and not let the expectation get to us.

"Arsenal are in fantastic form but I'm sure the Manchester clubs and Chelsea will hit a purple patch, and it's up to us to stay with them."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

o Daniel, we're f***ed next season

footyfan52
Sturridge: We're moving on

I

think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

ted, manchester
The Insecure Gossip

H

e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

notalentjones
Benteke ignoring speculation

Footer 365

Transfer News: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal looking to sign a defender

Louis van Gaal was happy with Manchester United's performance against Inter but confirmed he wants a new defender.

Premier League: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard reflects on tough three months

Steven Gerrard is looking to finish his career on a high after 'two massive lows' with Liverpool and England.

Premier League: Luke Shaw agrees with Louis van Gaal criticism about his fitness

Manchester United new boy Luke Shaw says boss Louis van Gaal was right to criticise him for a lack of fitness.

Mail Box

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

Youth Development Has To Be The Future

A varied Mailbox has thoughts on transfer targets, youth development, the obsession over 3-5-2, some innovative Blackpool suggestions and why Real bought Kroos...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property