The former Spurs man has stated that the North London side’s form suggests they could be crowned English champions this season.

Former Tottenham midfielder Micky Hazard has tipped Spurs for a title challenge this season, telling talkSPORT that the slip-ups of other challengers are an opportunity for the North London side to benefit.

The Lilywhites are undefeated in their last 12 Premier League games and have shown more of a stubbornness under Mauricio Pochettino’s stewardship this term.

Starting the weekend only four points adrift of top spot, talk of Spurs putting forward a title challenge has been gathering pace in recent weeks.

Although the ultimate goal is to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League, Hazard has claimed that the way things are going suggests Tottenham could well be English champions come May.

“I think we’re in the mix and certainly our form suggests we’re in the mix. We’re playing really, really good football,” he told talkSPORT.

“When you look at Man United, Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool, they’re all slipping up, so it’s not a foregone conclusion who will win the title this year.

“I’m loathed to say Spurs are in the mix because I don’t want to tempt fate, although I do think that if we can sustain this form there’s no reason why we can’t win the league.

“But the bottom line is that this is the easy part of the season. There’s no real pressure on the team and if they do lose they aren’t too far off the pace.

“Come the end of the season when it matters, it might just boil down to the experience of the teams who has been there before. And we haven’t been there. We’re a very young side.

“So are we ready yet to win it? Only time will tell.”

Spurs face current champions Chelsea this weekend at White Hart Lane in another chance of their collective resolve to achieve their ambitions this season.

A 4-1 win over West Ham last time out added to the feel-good factor in North London, with Tottenham hoping to end the weekend in the top four.

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