Former Arsenal and Sunderland star Niall Quinn believes that Tottenham Hotspur would be in trouble in the Premier League if they were not scoring late goals.
Spurs are currently seventh in the league table with 24 points from 16 matches, just four points behind fourth-placed West Ham United.
North London outfit Tottenham have been relying on late goals this season, with a stat showing that they have picked up more points in the last 10 minutes than any other team in the Premier League (click here to read more).
Scoring late goals is not a sign of a team in control of matches, and Quinn believes that Tottenham would be in trouble if they had not managed all those late winners.
Looking ahead to tonight’s League Cup quarter-final tie between Tottenham and Newcastle United at White Hart Lane, the 48-year-old told Sky Sports: "This won’t be simple for Spurs, they aren’t steamrolling teams, if it wasn’t for last-minute goals they would be in trouble in the Premier League, but they have home advantage and will be looking to make that count.”
Tonight’s tie is very difficult to call. With Tottenham and Newcastle both expected to field strong line-ups, it could go all the way to penalties.