Jermaine Jenas: Why Tottenham can hold their nerve in title race
Jermaine Jenas discusses Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League title prospects
Jermaine Jenas is adamant that Tottenham Hotspur can hold their nerve and win the Premier League title.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side edged to a 1-0 victory over Watford at White Hart Lane in their last Premier League game last weekend.
Spurs are still five points behind surprise leaders Leicester City, but the Foxes face a tough game against Arsenal at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
Tottenham, who have won their last four games in the English top flight, are hoping to win their first Premier League crown.
And former Spurs midfielder Jenas explained why Pochettino’s side won’t necessarily choke in the title race ahead of their trip to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
Asked if Tottenham can hold their nerve, Jenas told BBC Sport: “I do. It is a young squad. Youth can work both ways. It can make you fearless, but sometimes when you’ve the experience of doing it, that helps.”
“One of the most important things with Leicester and Spurs is their form. It is the business end of the season and they are two teams in peak conditions in terms of their squad and fitness level, but also the way they’re playing.”
Tottenham have beaten Sunderland, Norwich City, Crystal Palace and Watford in their last four games in the Premier League.
Spurs were 4-1 winners against the Citizens in the Premier League earlier this season thanks to goals from Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Erik Lamela and Toby Alderweireld.