Richard Keys reacts to north London derby, makes encouraging claim about Spurs

The television presenter has been discussing Tottenham Hotspur.

Richard Keys feels Tottenham deserved to win Sunday afternoon's north London derby, according to his blog.

And the television presenter suggests the 'solid' White Hart Lane outfit should be taken seriously, unlike previous years when they have fallen away when it mattered.

Keys wrote on his blog: "Spurs continue to impress. I thought they deserved to win the North London derby, despite Giroud's horrible misses that would've won it for Arsenal had he put just one away.

"Spurs are solid and there's something about them that demands we take them seriously."

People certainly are starting to take Tottenham more seriously but there has already been some premature talk of titles...

Some are saying Spurs could contend for the title next season but the last time they were tipped to top the table was under Harry Redknapp - and look what happened then.

The only way Tottenham can progress is by acknowledging exactly where they are headed. As many others have said, that could well be the Champions League.

The top four won't be easy for the north London side - as always. But it does look as though it is much more attainable than usual this season. Chelsea are struggling, Liverpool don't look as strong as Spurs and Mauricio Pochettino will fancy his chances of finishing above Southampton, Everton, West Ham, Leicester City and more...

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