BBC pundit explains why Tottenham aren’t getting enough plaudits

Stuart Pearce

Stuart Pearce says that Tottenham Hotspur would get more credit were they chasing Chelsea or Manchester City for the Premier League title.

Former Newcastle United and West Ham United defender Stuart Pearce suggested on BBC Radio 5 live on Sunday evening (April 10) that Tottenham Hotspur are not getting the plaudits that they deserve.

Pearce made the comments following Tottenham’s 3-0 victory over Manchester United at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday evening.

"Spurs are a vastly improving team,” said the former Manchester City and Nottingham Forest manager on BBC Radio 5 live on Sunday evening (April 10). “They’re growing.

“They’ve got a good academy, a manager who isn't afraid to put young players into the first team, and if they were chasing a Manchester City or Chelsea at the top of the table they would be getting more plaudits than they are currently.”

Tottenham are having a superb season and are still in the running for the Premier League.

Even if Spurs fail to close the gap on leaders Leicester City, who are seven points clear at the top of the table at the moment, their 2015-16 campaign will be a success.

Both Chelsea and Manchester City are below Tottenham in the league table at the moment despite having - on paper at least - better squads.

Tottenham are getting credit for what they are doing this campaign, but perhaps Pearce is right. Leicester are the story of the season, and the Foxes are hogging the limelight all the time.

Spurs will take on Stoke City away from home at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League next Monday.

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