Tottenham legend Ledley King is confident the current Spurs crop has the talent, strength and mentality to challenge for the Premier League title ‘for years to come’.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been second in the table since the start of February, and are now seven points behind top flight leaders Leicester City.
The Foxes, who have dragged results over the line in recent weeks, with their last five victories all 1-0, are now runaway favourites for the crown, yet there is still time for Tottenham – who have many of the league’s most in-form players, including red-hot striker Harry Kane, in their ranks – to overthrow the table-toppers.
Fan favourite King is less optimistic of their chances with only six games left to play, and believes Leicester deserve their glory if they do indeed lift the coveted trophy.
However, the former centre-back insists the mental toughness Spurs have shown throughout this season, and most recently in their 1-1 with Liverpool at Anfield, will certainly see them challenge again in the next few campaigns.
Speaking on the Colin Murray show, King said: “It doesn’t look like Leicester are going to slip up, they seem to be handling the pressure very well and credit to them.
“But I’m really pleased with the Tottenham team at the moment, I’m really pleased with what they’re doing and how the future’s looking.
“It’s been such a team effort. In seasons past we’ve always had these individual stars, but the team as a whole has been the big factor this season.
“Obviously Dele [Alli] has been great and Harry has again scored over 20 goals, but for me Toby Alderweireld, in his first season at the club, and Eric Dier, in his first season as a midfielder, have been the stand-out players for this season.
“What’s impressed me most is that at no stage of the season has the team lost back-to-back games, even with the pressure on them. They’ve shown great mental strength.
“I’m seeing all the right signs that this is a team, not just for this season but for the future, that has the right mentality and can hopefully win the Premier League for the next few years to come.”
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