Danny Murphy said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Monday morning that he does not expect Tottenham Hotspur to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
Despite praising the youthful nature of the current Tottenham squad, the former Spurs midfielder said: “I still think they will be lacking in terms of the top four just because they are so heavily reliant on Harry Kane.”
“I think top four is too big an ask, if I am being honest,” added Murphy.
Too early to make predictions?
Tottenham came close to finishing in the top four of the Premier League last season and eventually ended up fifth.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will have the same ambition this term, but just like in 2014-15, they will find it tough.
Spurs did not start the season well and have only just come into form, but it would not be wise to write off their chances of a top-four finish just yet.
Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal will be expected to make up the top four once again, but one should not bet against Tottenham from making a challenge.
If Spurs can continue their current run of good form and Harry Kane starts banging in the goals, then their chances will increase.