Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher claims that Tottenham Hotspur, under Mauricio Pochettino, are building a team that could challenge for the English Premier League title for years to come.
Although Tottenham are five points adrift of league leaders Leicester City this campaign, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes that Pochettino’s side will have more chances to win the English Premier League in the seasons to come.
“I have said many times that this is an unbelievable chance for Spurs to win the league this season, a chance that may not come again,” Carragher is quoted as saying by the Sun newspaper. “But the more I watch them the more I think this chance might come again.
“I was probably expecting Spurs to go back to challenging for the top four like they used to do. But the more I watch them, I think this could be a team that challenges for the title for years to come.”
Spurs thrashed a listless Stoke City side 4-0 on Monday as in-form striker Harry Kane scored a brace to lead the London-based club eight points clear of Manchester City and fierce rivals Arsenal.
Tottenham are having an inspired season so far under Mauricio Pochettino and if the Premier League title has to go down to the wire, then Spurs have to prove their mettle in the remaining four fixtures, with the clash against Chelsea being pivotal to their title hopes.
Carragher on Pochettino to Real Madrid
Tottenham’s incredible season has inevitably increased speculation surrounding manager Mauricio Pochettino, who was linked with La Liga giants Real Madrid recently. Carragher weighed in on the subject this week, saying, “If he wanted to go to Real Madrid in the future of course he could do that, but for him now he has got to win a lot of trophies with this team because they are very capable of doing it.
“What Pochettino has created at Spurs; the players he has got and the age of those players, one of the best training grounds, a new stadium being built to rival Arsenal and Manchester United – everything is there at Tottenham for a manager.”
Real Madrid are a lucrative option for any manager to put on his CV. However, with Tottenham performing well in the English Premier League and Pochettino a fan favourite, it seems highly unlikely that the Argentine will leave White Hart Lane in the summer.
The make-up of the Tottenham squad, which boasts young talent right down the spine of the team, also indicates that Pochettino is building something with a long-term goal in mind. Spurs have worked towards establishing a distinctive brand of football under the former Southampton manager, and the club would not want to bid farewell to one of the best coaches in the English Premier League any time soon.