Alan Shearer shared his belief that Tottenham will not win the Premier League title this season, when speaking exclusively to the Sun, suggesting that Saturday's defeat to Wolves was the final nail in their coffin.
Spurs led at half-time against Wolves at the weekend, but eventually lost to Nuno Espirito Santo's side, and they now sit nine points adrift of league leaders Liverpool in the Premier League table.
Mauricio Pochettino deserves great credit for the job that he has done since taking over at Tottenham in the summer of 2014, but it seems as though they will come up short once again this season in the race for the title.
That is Shearer's view, anyway.
The former Newcastle and England striker spoke exclusively to the Sun, and explained how Saturday's loss to Wolves means that there is just too much ground for Spurs to make up this season:
"Before the weekend, I would have said Tottenham were still very much in the title race. But you can’t be losing at home to Wolves after going 1-0 up and expect to win the Premier League. Spurs looked leggy and tired. Nobody has won the league having lost more than six. But Spurs have already lost five — and I can’t see them getting back into the mix."
Tottenham face a trip to Cardiff tomorrow, before they travel to Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup. They then welcome Chelsea to Wembley in the Carabao Cup before they play host to Manchester United in the Premier League, so the games continue to come thick and fast for Pochettino's side.
Spurs must bounce back immediately, but even if they do, that might still not be enough.
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