Peter Crouch says Tottenham have under achieved over the years

Peter Crouch says Tottenham have under achieved in recent seasons, but hopes they win the title this year.

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has told the club website he would like to see Tottenham Hotspur win the Premier League.

The former England striker takes on his former side Spurs on Monday night in the league, knowing he can derail their title challenge with a win.

The beanpole forward says his first priority is to win the game for Stoke, but his affinity for Spurs means he would like to see them go on to lift the title.

He added that he felt Tottenham as a club have underachieved in recent seasons, and is delighted for their recent upturn in form.

He said: "I would love to see Tottenham win the Premier League. It’s a great club that has probably underachieved in recent seasons and I think for them go on and win it would be incredible.

“Obviously it would be incredible if Leicester were to do it too for so many reasons, but for me, having spent a good period of my career at White Hart Lane, I would like Spurs to nick it.

“First and foremost though we have to try and get the three points to get ourselves back on track following our defeat at Liverpool."

Crouch played for Tottenham during their last run in the Champions League under Harry Redknapp, and the club have been thwarted in their attempts to qualify for the competition ever since.

This year they look certain to qualify, and are aiming to win the Premier League, and Leicester City's slip up at home to West Ham on Sunday gives them all the motivation they should need to see off Crouch's Stoke on Monday night.

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