Former player turned pundit Stan Collymore has used his latest Boyle Sports column to comment on Tottenham Hotspur’s impressive young side this season, although Spurs fans may not be too pleased to note exactly what he said.
Tottenham are currently second in the Premier League table, five points behind leaders Leicester City with seven matches remaining, and much of that is down to the faith manager Mauricio Pochettino has shown in his young players such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier.
However, Collymore hinted that this Tottenham side is only doing this well due to the poor quality of this season’s Premier League overall.
“The common consensus among Spurs fans is that the team Pochettino was building this season would be a team to compete in maybe two or three years’ time; young, naïve in some aspects, talented yes, but taught a footballing lesson over two Dortmund games,” Collymore wrote for Boyle Sports.
“The youthful Spurs revolution in reality proves one thing and one thing only: the Premier League, for all of the money, for all of the hype, for all of the sponsors, for all of the global support, is the worst in quality it has ever been.”
It is a bold statement from Collymore – a man not averse to speaking his mind – and Tottenham fans would be forgiven for questioning his logic.
After all, a young Manchester United side won the league when they were swiftly written off and went on to become the best in Europe.
So yes, Tottenham are ahead of schedule, and the usual top four suspects are certainly struggling for consistency, but credit to Pochettino and his players for taking advantage.
After all, who knows where it may lead them…