Tottenham Hotspur stands undefeated at the pinnacle of the Premier League this season, raising questions about their potential as genuine title contenders.
In a recent exclusive column for the Daily Briefing, renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano shared his insights on this very topic.
He expressed skepticism about Tottenham’s chances of staying in the title race, although he praised manager Ange Postecoglou for his commendable work at the club.
A significant setback for Spurs was the departure of their top scorer, Harry Kane, to Bayern Munich during the summer transfer window.
However, this loss hasn’t dampened their spirit or performance.
The addition of James Maddison in the summer has proven fruitful, coupled with standout performances from stars like Son Heung-min and Yves Bissouma.
This combination has seen the club play some exhilarating football, maintaining their dominant position in the league.
Romano, while appreciative of Tottenham’s efforts, is of the opinion that the relatively young squad might struggle to hold their ground against seasoned teams such as Arsenal and Manchester City throughout the season.
He stated, “Credit to Tottenham … with the two north London teams currently tied in points and goal difference. However, considering Spurs’ youthful team, staying in the title contention might be a challenge.”
Romano emphasized the remarkable role of Postecoglou, noting, “He’s an excellent manager, and there’s a unanimous feeling of respect for him within the club.”
Romano further added, “This season poses a challenge. It marks the dawn of a new project for Spurs. They are keeping their aspirations in check and time will reveal their trajectory.”
The sentiment echoes that while Tottenham’s current performance is laudable, the season’s entirety will be the true test of their championship mettle.