Mourinho explains why Tottenham aren't a threat for next season

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he doesn't see Tottenham Hotspur as a threat next season because he can't predict what they are going to do.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho told Alan Brazil in an interview for talkSPORT why he feels Tottenham Hotspur won’t be a threat to the Blues or the current top four next season.

Mourinho was quizzed on who he felt could challenge the Premier League champions next season and he explained the simple reason he doesn’t see Spurs in the group of teams, which can hurt him.

“I think the current five as it is – I don’t think Tottenham because I don’t really know what they’re going to do this summer,” he said.

Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool are all expected to make big moves in the transfer market and in the case of United, they already have done with a deal for Memphis Depay.

It’s naïve to suggest that Tottenham won’t try and improve their squad but whether manager Mauricio Pochettino will be able to attract the same calibre of player to those sides in the top five positions is debatable.

Tottenham have shown this season that they can compete and really pile the pressure onto the top teams in the Premier League.

They executed their game plan well in the North London derby against Arsenal and tore Chelsea apart in the league game at White Hart Lane.

However, they have not been able to show that they have the ability to do that consistently over a long period of time, as they look to maintain a challenge to the top places.

Tottenham can definitely make a statement in the transfer market but they’ll have to produce a blinding start to the season and some very positive and consistent performances to get close to Chelsea next year.

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