Jermaine Jenas: Why Tottenham can win the title this season
Jermaine Jenas says Tottenham should be aiming higher than just a top-four finish this season
Jermaine Jenas believes that Tottenham have what it takes to challenge for the Premier League title this season after their 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Sunday.
Spurs earned plenty of praise for their impressive display at The Emirates as Mauricio Pochettino’s men dominated for long spells against their bitter local rivals.
Harry Kane gave Spurs the lead in the first half but the Lilywhites were eventually pegged back by Kieran Gibbs’ late equaliser.
Nevertheless, Sunday’s result left Spurs in fifth place in the table and only five points off the top of the table.
And former Tottenham midfielder Jenas feels that Spurs have what it takes to challenge for the top-flight title this season as they also look to secure qualification for next season’s Champions League.
Jenas told Yahoo Sport: “They’re only five points off the top. Man City are looking strong, but it’s not like Chelsea last season, or Manchester United in years gone by, where you think they can’t be caught.
“You’re almost better off targeting the league title rather than fourth place because even if you fall just short, you’ll be up there in the top four anyway.
“Chelsea and Liverpool are going through tricky periods, while there’s no way in a million years that the Spurs players will be scared of Man United.
“We all know the Christmas period is a crucial part of the season, and Spurs look so strong and well-prepared going into it. So I think internally the Spurs players will be thinking, why not go for the title?”
Tottenham host London rivals West Ham United at White Hart Lane in their next Premier League game after the international break on Sunday 22 November.