David Ginola believes Tottenham Hotspur are like his 1995-96 title choking Newcastle United side

David Ginola

The Frenchman worries about the lack of experience in the Spurs team.

Tottenham Hotspur are in the title hunt once again in what is perhaps the best Premier League season since 1995-96.

That season it looked like Newcastle United had crashed the party. Kevin Keegan's side famously got close to the Premier League title ahead of Manchester United - until they dramatically collapsed and Sir Alex Ferguson pipped Keegan to a famous title win.

This term surprise teams Leicester City and Tottenham are both in contention and one man who played in that Newcastle team, and was also a cult hero at Spurs, believes Tottenham are like that famous Newcastle team.

Speaking to Sky Sports' Soccer AM programme this weekend (20/02/2016) the former Newcastle and Spurs attacker David Ginola stated:

"Maybe for Spurs this season the little issue could be the lack of experience. The same thing we had at Newcastle back in 95/96.

"We were 12 points clear of Manchester United and we lost the title by three points. Because of the lack of experience. Most of the players had not been in the situation to be able to win the league.

"In that case, when we lost that game against Liverpool it was the starting point of a reverse process.

"We started to think 'oh, we can lose games' and if you have the experience you can manage that in the dressing room. Be cool, cool down a little bit. That will probably be the only thing for Spurs this season, the lack of experience."

The Spurs team certainly lacks a host of league champions - none of the current bunch have won the Premier League.

They have players in the team who have won the league title in France, Holland and Spain in the past so hopefully that can help guide them to Premier League glory.

If not however that lack of experience could come back to haunt them.

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