Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has said that his team would have been Champions in many other European leagues. Spurs have not won a major piece of silverware since 2008 and have not claimed a top-flight title since 1962.
Their lack of success is often a point of ridicule against them for opposition teams and it is also a big reason the club could not hold on to former stars such as Dimitar Berbatov and Kyle Walker.
As things stand, Spurs are in second place in the league standings following their 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon. It looks like this season could be a low-points scoring season which could favour a Spurs title challenge.
81 points may just be enough for a team to win the league title this season. This is a total achievable by the current Spurs side, especially if Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane can stay fit.
“I would say that this team could be champion in many European countries,” Mourinho said in his post-match press conference.
“The Premier League is the most difficult one to be, because in the Premier League you can do a good season, can have lots of points, but in the end…Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Man United, Leicester, Arsenal.
“So you can have a good season and not be champion. So what can we do? We go match after match. We try to win, we don’t care about the others.
“I promise you I’m not worried about Leicester v Wolves, or City v Liverpool. If Liverpool wins, it is because City loses points. If Leicester wins, it is because Wolves dropped points.
“So I don’t care, I just want the team to play match after match, and then at the end of the season let’s see where we are.”
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