Andros Townsend has played down Tottenham’s chances of winning the Premier League title this season, but did concede it could happen due to how open the division is right now.
Spurs sit fifth in the table at present after earning 11 points from their opening six games, with their most recent result a 1-0 away victory against Burnley on Monday night courtesy of Heung-Min Son’s header.
Jose Mourinho’s side will feel they lost four points in draws with Newcastle United and West Ham, plus they were beaten by Everton on the opening day.
Despite some mixed results so far, the North London club are only two points from the top of the table and the new season has thrown up some wild results so far that has left many people thinking the title rice may be wide open this year.
Crystal Palace winger Townsend, who previously played for Spurs and came up from their academy, has been discussing the chances of his former club winning the league title.
“I think it’s a little bit too soon. I think it’s an open title race this season. I think there is going to be five or six sides in with a chance. Why not Spurs the way they’re playing and you still have to add Gareth Bale into that front three at some point when he’s fully fit. Spurs can do it but I think it’s too soon to be speaking abut it,” Townsend told talkSPORT.
Liverpool and Manchester City haven’t looked at their fluent best at the beginning of the new season, plus the former have suffered a serious injury blow to Virgil van Dijk.
It may have been an odd start to the season, but everyone should take a rain check because there has only been six games played and the league table may look completely different by the time it comes around to the New Year.
Spurs should have lofty ambitions this season with serial winner Mourinho at the helm and with their strong squad should be one of the teams pushing the top two, but there are still big question marks over them.