Sherwood and ex-Premier League midfielder respond to Sol Campbell’s comments about Tottenham

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell recently wrote off Tottenham Hotspur’s chances of winning the Premier League title this season.

Former Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has told talkSPORT that Tottenham Hotspur can win the Premier League title this season.

Tottenham are third in the league table at the moment with 45 points from 24 matches. The North London outfit are five points behind leaders Leicester City and are very much in the running for the league title.

Sol Campbell, who has played for both Arsenal and Tottenham, recently told Sportlobster.com: “At the moment they’re going along fantastically well and you have to say they’ve given themselves a chance of winning the Premier League but they don’t have a lot of winners in their team.

“By that I mean they don’t have players who have experienced success in a league of this quality, they’re a young side with a lot of talent but they might lack a player who has ‘been there, done that’.”

Former Tottenham manager Sherwood does not agree with Campbell’s opinion and believes that Mauricio Pochettino’s side can go all the way in the Premier League this season.

“I think they can win the league, I honestly believe that,” the Englishman told talkSPORT. “I know what Sol is saying, that there are no winners in the team who have proven they have done it before.

“But when I won the Premier League at Blackburn nobody had won anything previous to that. So it can be done, and they’re looking good at the moment.

“Tottenham have been outstanding this season. There is a resilience about their play, when even if they’re not playing too well they fight together and dig out results.”

Former Newcastle United and West Ham United midfielder Kieron Dyer also disagrees with Campbell and said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning (February 5): “I disagree when he says about winners.”

“Tottenham are Leicester are up there because everyone else hasn’t got the world-class players that they had, so everyone is getting closer and close together,” added the former England international.

City and Arsenal are probably most Premier League observers’ favourites to win the Premier League title this season, but Leicester and Tottenham are certainly going to give them a run for their money.

The Foxes and Spurs have been quite consistent this season, and they do not appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

While it is true that City have some world-class players like Sergio Aguero and David Silva, defensively they have been caught out on many occasions.

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