Ian Wright says Tottenham will put it right

Monday's 2-2 draw at Chelsea ensured Spurs could not win the title.

Speaking to The Sun, Arsenal icon Ian Wright has defended the manner in which Tottenham Hotspur bowed out of the Premier League title race, but backs them to come back stronger next term.

Mauricio Pochettino's side threw away a two-goal lead in Monday night's 2-2 draw at Chelsea in a result which saw Spurs surrender their title bid, with Leicester City crowned champions to complete the remarkable achievement.

It has arguably been a watershed season for a club who have under-achieved down the years, but this generation succeeded in mounting a serious title charge which has perhaps seen them be the most entertaining team to watch in the 2015-16 campaign.

Nevertheless, they could, and certainly should, still be in the title race, with their ugly draw at Stamford Bridge - in which they had nine players booked, a Premier League record - something of a worry given how far they appear to have come under Pochettino.

But Wright says it's "so unfair" to judge them on the back of that performance, and believes that Tottenham will come back much stronger next season.

“They’ll have something to say about that next season. They’ll come back stronger. If it wasn’t for Spurs, Leicester would have ran away with it and embarrassed everyone,” Arsenal legend Wright told The Sun.

“People are saying, ”Typical Spurs’. It is so unfair to say that. Spurs have changed and next season we will see the fruits of their labour.”


It is not all bad, though. With a three-point lead over Arsenal, they could and should finish above their North London rivals for the first time in 21 years.


Tottenham host Southampton on Sunday, while Arsenal visit Manchester City.

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