The towering centre forward believes Tottenham were his team’s toughest opponents this year.
Spurs moved to within five points of Premier League leaders Leicester City with a terrific performance at the Britannia Stadium on Monday, thrashing Stoke City 4-0 with goals from Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
With four games still to play, the Foxes remain out in front but will be without star striker Jamie Vardy for their upcoming clash with Swansea City following his sending off to West Ham last weekend.
That suspension could be extended after the East Midlands club confirmed they would not contest the improper conduct charge against their free-scoring England international forward, as confirmed by the club’s official website.
Crouch, who started his career as a trainee at White Hart Lane before rejoining the club for a two-year spell in 2009, says Tottenham have been the best team in the league this year but feels it will be difficult to prevent Claudio Ranieri’s side.
He was quoted in the Express as saying: “They are the best side we have played this season but the problem is they may just run out of time.
“It might just be too little too late especially if Leicester churn out the results like they have been.”