Les Ferdinand reckons that Tottenham Hotspur aren’t realistic contenders to win the Premier League title this year, simply because the squad isn’t big enough.
With 13 Premier League games still to go, Spurs sit just five points behind league leaders Liverpool and two points behind reigning Champions Man City, with Mauricio Pochettino steering the North London club to their best ever points tally at this stage of the season.
However, having become the first Premier League side to not sign a single player for two consecutive transfer windows, former Spurs striker Les Ferdinand thinks that the lack of investment in the playing squad over the last 12 months or so will be their downfall in the title race.
“We were saying when they finished second a couple of years ago that they needed to add to that squad to be able to be serious contenders,” Ferdinand told Sky Sports.
“They’ve not really done that and although they’re getting results, I still don’t see them as being title contenders at this moment in time.”
Harry Kane and Dele Alli are ruled out until March having suffered injuries last month, with the England duo doubts for both legs of the Champions League last 16 tie against Borussia Dortmund.
Ferdinand made 118 league appearances for Tottenham between 1997 and 2003, scoring 33 goals.