Speaking to talkSPORT, former Spurs midfielder Danny Murphy has admitted that if Leicester fail to win the league, he wants to see Tottenham clinch the Premier League title, due to their core nucleus of homegrown English players.
Murphy said: “If Leicester don’t do it [win the Premier League], I’d like to see Tottenham do it. Not just because it’s a former team with great supporters, it’s more the English nucleus [to the team]. I’d love to see them do it.”
Murphy did used to play for Tottenham, but he wants them to win the title as they have a select group of English players who are all key figures in their team.
Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Tom Carroll, Dele Alli and Harry Kane have all played key roles this year, and have all made rightful claims to be part of England’s squad for the European Championship this summer.
Success for Spurs suggests that success for England is not too far away, with the English contingent in Mauricio Pochettino’s team a vital part of their impressive performances.
Much of the praise for Spurs’ success should be aimed at head coach Pochettino, who has taken the risk in building a squad such as the one currently playing at White Hart Lane.
He is working under financial restrictions - due to the new stadium work - but Pochettino has not been affected, and has a squad at his disposal who are already impressive, but are young enough to continue improving.
It is a good time to be a Spurs fan, and this suggests that it could be a good time to be an England fan as well.