Alan Shearer explains why Tottenham can win Premier League title

Tottenham Hotspur are in the running for the Premier League title this season.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has suggested on that Tottenham Hotspur can win the Premier League title this season.

The former Newcastle striker has observed a toughness in the current Tottenham side that was missing in previous teams.

Shearer has also been impressed with the spine of the current Spurs team.

“Let’s not rule Spurs out either,” the former England international wrote on while discussing the title chances of Leicester City and Tottenham. “They look like a different side to previous Spurs teams of a few years ago.

“They look as if they have a bit of toughness about them, they have a world class goalkeeper, they have the best defensive record in the league, they’ve got Dier and Alli in midfield and Harry Kane upfront, but they’ll definitely need to keep Harry Kane fit to be in with a shout.”

Tottenham are fourth in the Premier League table at the moment with 42 points from 23 matches.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are five points behind leaders Leicester and are genuine title contenders.

Spurs have been one of the most consistent sides in the English top flight this season, having lost just three league matches.

Manchester City and Arsenal will be most Premier League followers’ favourites to win the title this campaign, but Tottenham can certainly give them a run for their money.

The North London outfit will take on Colchester United away from home at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.

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