Tottenham shot-stopper Hugo Lloris believes his side are some way off winning the Premier League title, and has tipped Arsenal and Manchester City to prove too much for Spurs this season, as reported by The Evening Standard.
We’re currently top of the table, and have arguably our best chance in years of lifting the trophy. The usual suspects like Manchester United and Chelsea have struggled this season, so we’re seeing an entirely different type of competition for top spot. Leicester City have obviously been the surprise package of the campaign, but Tottenham are only six points off the top – a gap that could have been shortened had they beaten Everton in their last game.
Lloris insists that his side aren’t capable of winning the title just yet though, and claims Arsenal are far more likely and worthy winners this season.
“We don’t have the maturity of some teams, like [Manchester] City or Arsenal,” he said.
“You need experience. You can’t buy it. You need to play games, you need to lose, you need to win.
“We are young, we are talented, we are doing well, there is a great spirit in the team and we are working hard, so everything is positive – but we need to go step by step.
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“We will see where we are in the last 10 games, but at the moment we want to fight and stay as high as possible in the table.”
You’d argue that this season the title is up for grabs, and with the way things are going we could see champions crowned with an incredibly low points total. You have to think Tottenham’s French keeper is correct though, and as Tottenham have never finished above Arsenal in the Premier League, second place is seemingly the best they can expect.
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Tottenham may finally break into the top four and get Champions League football this season, with United and Chelsea (particularly Chelsea) looking unlikely to finish that high. But with City and Arsenal seemingly a cut or two above Spurs, the title seems out of their grasp.