Former Arsenal attacker and current Sky Sports pundit has given his assessment on Tottenham Hotspur’s title chances and has made it clear that he believes the club have a very slim chance of winning the Premier League.
Behind Manchester City and Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur are many neutrals third-choice pick in the hunt for the title, especially after their free-scoring start to the new season.
However, in their last Premier League outing, Spurs threw away a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with West Ham United.
That result has Merson very doubtful that Tottenham have what it takes to go all the way this season.
“I was really disappointed in Tottenham the way they let it go and a Mourinho team?,” Merson told Sky Sports this weekend.
“We were only talking last week thinking this team has got a chance of winning the league, they’ve got a chance of winning the Premier League. I see enough in that ten minutes to probably go as far to say absolutely zilcho (zero) chance.”
Of course, Tottenham fans will likely ignore Merson’s statements given his Arsenal background and recent relations with Spurs boss Jose Mourinho.
The two were at loggerheads in June as Mourinho hit back at Merson after comments regarding Harry Kane and the England captain potentially not wanting to play for Spurs due to Mourinho’s style of play.
Mourinho told the press the criticism made him ‘feel strange’ considering the records of Didier Drogba, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Diego Milito and Zlatan Ibrahimovic under his management, as reported by talkSPORT. The Portuguese also made it clear he had a lot of respect for Merson and the argument was played out in a rather amicable agree to disagree manner.
But this latest comment might have Mourinho feeling a little bit strange again. He will just hope his players can reestablish some title credentials with a comfortable win over Burnley this weekend, without the late dramatics.