Roberto Martinez: Why Tottenham can win Premier League title
Roberto Martinez explains why Tottenham Hotspur are Premier League title contenders this season
Roberto Martinez believes Tottenham Hotspur are Premier League title contenders ahead of their clash against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.
The north London side edged to a 2-1 victory over 10-man Watford on Monday thanks to goals from Spurs forwards Erik Lamela and Heung-Min Son at Vicarage Road.
If anything, being such a young team, I expect them to grow even stronger. I see them as strong contenders for a really successful finish
Mauricio Pochettino’s impressive Tottenham side are only five points adrift of Premier League leaders and north London rivals Arsenal after 19 top-games.
Everton manager Martinez explained why he considers Tottenham to bona fide title challengers ahead of Tottenham’s trip to the blue half of Merseyside on Sunday.
Asked if Spurs could win the league, Martinez replied: “Why not?
“If anything this season is about consistency and whichever team is able to be consistent in the second half of the season will have a great opportunity to achieve a really, really good ending of the campaign.
“Spurs have a strong squad, a large squad, they’re competing in Europe. They’ve got a strong mentality as a group and I don’t see them losing any sort of energy or focus over the next few months.
“If anything, being such a young team, I expect them to grow even stronger. I see them as strong contenders for a really successful finish.
“What Mauricio Pochettino has achieved is a really strong team, very young, very athletic, with a lot of energy and with a talented front four that they can score goals from any situation.
“It’s not surprising to me how consistent they’ve been and how difficult they are to play against. I expect Tottenham to have a stronger second half of the campaign, that’s why we’ll have to be at our best.”
Spurs have only lost two Premier League games this season and have produced a number of impressive performances under manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Tottenham lost 1-0 to Manchester United on the opening of the season at Old Trafford before a surprise 2-1 defeat by Newcastle United at White Hart Lane.
Spurs finished fifth in the top flight last term as they were forced to settle for a Europa League spot.