Tottenham are NOT title contenders, insists Ally McCoist after Jose Mourinho’s males lose floor on the main pack with damaging draw in opposition to Fulham – as he predicts Liverpool and Man City will pull clear
Tottenham usually are not contenders to win the Premier League this season, Ally McCoist has insisted.
Jose Mourinho’s males spurned the possibility to breach the highest 4 and shut the hole on Liverpool and Manchester United on Wednesday night time as they had been held to a draw at house by relegation-threatened Fulham.
Harry Kane had given them a lead within the first half however Ivan Cavaleiro scored an excellent header to earn a richly-deserved level for the guests.
Tottenham dropped essential factors on Wednesday as Fulham got here from behind to earn a degree
Ivan Cavaleiro headed in an equaliser for guests Fulham late on within the second half
Squandering leads has change into a dangerous theme for Tottenham this season and for that motive, Amazon Prime pundit McCoist believes they can’t be thought of as real title challengers.
Speaking after the match, McCoist mentioned: ‘I nonetheless suppose Manchester City and Liverpool are the strongest. But in case you take a look at Liverpool’s away from and it hasn’t been ok in any respect, defeats at Southampton and dropping factors in opposition to West Brom at house and issues like that.
‘Manchester City are those who appear to be they’re hitting a little bit of type and I feel tonight is among the the explanation why I actually would not have Spurs as title contenders.
‘Listen, It can be loopy to rule them out, in fact it will, and there is clearly a possibility for them to complete within the high 4 however there’s so many factors being dropped.
Jose Mourinho bemoaned particular person errors because the end result left Tottenham in sixth place
Ally McCoist believes Spurs are dropping too many factors to be thought of title contenders
Here is how the English Premier League desk stands as of Wednesday night
‘It’s so troublesome to foretell a end result these days on this top-flight, it is getting more durable each week and for that motive it’s important to say the Premier race is as open this season as we have had in a protracted, very long time.
‘But it would not shock me as we get to the enterprise finish of the season if actually Manchester City and Liverpool kick on – and clearly Manchester United with a recreation developing on the weekend, their followers will definitely be relishing the prospect of the run in.’
United are at the moment three factors clear on the high however may have their title credentials totally examined after they journey to champions Liverpool on Sunday.
City, in the meantime, proceed to quietly creep up the desk and are actually third with a recreation in hand after Phil Foden’s strike earned them victory over Brighton on Wednesday night time.
Manchester City are returning to type after Phil Foden’s objective gave them victory over Brighton
McCoist predicted that City and champions Liverpool will pull clear within the race for the title
Tottenham’s draw with Fulham has left them in sixth, six factors off the tempo and Mourinho admitted particular person errors are costing them dearly.
‘Three or 4 huge probabilities within the first half to have a unique end result and the largest probability of the second half to kill the sport and go 2-0, however once more we conceded a objective that’s utterly avoidable,’ he added.
‘I’ve to confess within the second half that they performed extra and so they tried, they needed to, however once more we did not kill the sport.
‘It is costing factors and lots of instances it occurs within the final a part of the sport.
‘There are issues which are particular person – particular person qualities and particular person errors. Basically, I cannot say far more than that.’