Can Tottenham win the Premier League this season? Phil Thompson thinks so

The North London side are currently in fourth place

Can Tottenham win the Premier League this season? Phil Thompson thinks so

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. Image: Tim Ireland / AP/Press Association Images

Tottenham have quietly gone along with their business this season in the Premier League and look on course to reach the Champions League next season for the first time since 2010.

Mauricio Pochettino's side drew 1-1 on Sunday against Everton and only Leicester City have lost as few games in the league this season. Tottenham lost on the opening day to Manchester United before a surprise home defeat to Newcastle in the middle of December. Since that loss they have one ten points from a possible 12.

Seven-time league winner Phil Thompson spoke to Oisin Langan on Newstalk Breakfast this morning about their potential title aspirations. "Spurs, I think look the real deal".

"They are good defensively. They are good in midfield and are creative. They got a goalscorer in midfield in Dele Alli. (Harry) Kane looks fantastic. They are a real threat".

The White Hart Lane side last won the title in 1961. Their fourth place finishes in 2010 and 2012 are their best in the Premier League era.