Spurs have gone unbeaten through their last 13 Premier League matches, and they are currently sitting on the fringes of the top four.
And Merson has been so impressed by Spurs that he believes they have a chance of winning the Premier League title for the first time.
“I think they’re in it [the title race],” he said. “I think they’re as good as anybody at the moment.
“They lost to [Manchester] United on the first day of the season, and believe me if they played them now and had that much possession, they would never have lost.
“I just think then they weren’t believers. I think they are starting to believe in themselves a lot more.
“It’s a good young team.”
Tottenham’s excellent run of form has been masterminded by Mauricio Pochettino, who has assembled a very exciting squad at White Hart Lane.
The Lilywhites have some of the brightest youngsters in England within their ranks, and the team is showing no fear at the moment.
Tottenham have looked to play on the front-foot in most of their matches, and their change of mentality was highlighted in their latest outing.
Spurs drew 0-0 with Chelsea on Sunday, and while in other seasons a draw would have been considered a good result, there was a feeling of disappointment around the club after the stalemate this time around.
Tottenham’s next fixture comes against West Bromwich Albion, and if they are able to claim the three points, they could move into one of the Champions League qualification spots.