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John Hartson expects Tottenham to finish in top four

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John Hartson expects Tottenham to finish in top four

Sky Sports pundit John Hartson believes that Tottenham will end up in the top four this season and has complimented a number of their players.

Spurs have started the new campaign with five points from their opening four Premier League games and are yet to hit top gear.

Mauricio Pochettino has seen him side draw on the road against Manchester City and Arsenal, while they have also beaten Aston Villa and lost to Newcastle United.

The North London club have finished in the top four in the last four consecutive seasons and established themselves as one of the most consistent performers in England.

But it could be another tough challenge to repeat that this campaign, especially when the chasing pack of teams like Leicester City, Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham are trying to break into the top six.

Ex-Arsenal striker Hartson predicts Spurs will once again be in the top four and also singled out midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.

The 22-year-old joined in the summer from Lyon for £53.8million (BBC) and is a physical presence that looks a great fit for English football.


“I think Spurs will be there or thereabouts, I think top four,” Hartson said on Sky Sports’ Premier League channel (10:10pm, 4 September).

“I think [Christian] Eriksen will now settle down he’ll play every game because he’s a Tottenham player so nobody can come buy him until January anyway. Ndombele looks okay, he’s only going to get better. Harry Winks, Pochettino loves Winks. They have got a solid back four.”

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TBR’s View:

Spurs should be confident of another year in the top four and it’s certainly no need to panic despite losing to Newcastle.

With Manchester City and Liverpool appearing to be a level above, Spurs certainly have the quality to be the best of the rest and did improve their squad in the summer.

Ndombele is an exciting addition that looked impressive in the opening weeks, but he was then sidelined with a hamstring problem.

Giovani Lo Celso is another fresh face in North London that comes with a strong reputation, while promising youngster Ryan Sessegnon also joined Pochettino’s squad.

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