Merson is convinced that Spurs can break into the top four, but he doesn’t feel that the Lilywhites should merely be content with breaking into the Champions League qualification places.
The former Arsenal midfielder claims that Tottenham are capable of finishing third this season, leaving Manchester United to scrap it out for the final place in Europe’s top competition.
“Sitting here today, I really think they’ll finish in the top four,” Merson said. “Fourth or third. I think they can finish above Manchester United.”
Tottenham have raised expectations regarding where they could finish this season, after making a highly impressive start to their campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are unbeaten in their last 11 matches, and they appear to be one of the most dangerous sides in England.
At the moment, Spurs are lurking just outside the top four, and they have a three-point gap on United to make up if they are to overtake them.
United may not have been playing free-flowing football this season, but they have found a happy knack of winning, and Spurs will have to maintain their current performance levels if they are to stand any chance of catching them.