Neville ‘hopes Tottenham can win the Premier League’

Date published: Tuesday 24th October 2017 10:30

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville wants to see Tottenham win the Premier League title – but he thinks it will prove a step too far for them.

Spurs are currently sitting in third place in the Premier League standings, level on points with United and five points behind leaders Manchester City.

And, following their 4-1 demolition of Liverpool on Sunday, Neville thinks Mauricio Pochettino’s side “play well enough” to win the league.

“The job that Pochettino is doing here and the team that he has is brilliant,” he said on the Gary Neville podcast.

“It’s everything Tottenham were not during my football career – resilient, good to watch, robust defensively and with young players – English players too, which is always a bonus. Harry Winks was fantastic today and in the Bernabeu.

“Everything is right – it is a brilliant team, a brilliant coach, going into a new stadium and looking like they love playing with each other and with a connection to the fans.

“We have been quick over the years to criticise Daniel Levy and don’t offer praise when things are going right but he’s got a fantastic manager, a great youth set-up and now the youth players are being given a chance.

“People might say they don’t pay as well as other sides but maybe he’s running his club in a sustainable way and that’s an achievement.

“I hope they can win the league because they play well enough to win the league but I think in the end it will be too much for them and that’s my honest opinion.”

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