Exclusive: Ex-Tottenham star talks old club's title chances ahead of Man City showdown
TOTTENHAM have an excellent chance to lift the title this season, because they have such a strong squad.
07:00, Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Those are the thoughts of former Tottenham midfielder and Premier League manager Peter Taylor.
Spurs are in a rich vein of form, winning their past six league games on the trot, scoring 19 goals in the process.
Although the north London outfit trail table toppers Chelsea by seven points in second spot, Taylor, who made 123 appearances for Spurs, reckons Pochettino's men have learned the lessons of last season and are equipped this time round to sustain a challenge.
"I think Harry Kane is very important again. He's such a good player – physically fit too," Taylor told Express Sport.
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Harry Kane could be vital to Tottenham's title chances
Pochettino has been incredibly clever and good. He's got a great squad
"He runs all day and that's what he does so well. Tottenham have a great chance of winning the title – they seem to be improving.
"They seem to have learned from last season. Mauricio Pochettino has a brilliant squad – you can change the full-backs and it doesn't make too much difference to the team.
"That's an important position. The midfield has also been improved – Eric Dier was fantastic last year, but Pochettino has brought someone in who keeps him out of the team and now he is playing in another position.
"Pochettino has been incredibly clever and good. He's got a great squad and if they keep on with the same confidence, they could do very well and have a strong chance."
Peter Taylor thinks Tottenham can have a real shot at the title this season
Tottenham face Manchester City away next on Saturday (5:30pm), and they have fond memories of their trip to the Etihad last season, picking up a 2-1 win.
And Taylor thinks Spurs might just edge out Pep Guardiola's men.
He added: "I think it will be a close game. They are two very good teams and so it should be a very good football match.
"It's whoever plays well on the day. At the minute you would fancy Tottenham as they are probably a bit more confident."
Peter Taylor was speaking after returning home to his boyhood club, Canvey Island FC, to open their new clubhouse. The project was made possible thanks to a £147,386 grant from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), the largest funders of non-league football in the country. In 2001, the club also received £33,000 from the FSIF towards structural improvements at their Park Lane home.
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