Vega: Tottenham’s defence key to title challenge

Date published: Tuesday 9th February 2016 4:00

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Former Tottenham favourite Ramon Vega says Spurs have every chance of winning the Premier League title, thanks to their defensive solidity.

Due to Leicester City’s remarkable form this season, Tottenham have somewhat sneaked¬†under the radar, but are now only five points off the summit in second place.

Under Mauricio Pochettino, the north Londoners have only conceded 19 league goals this term, the fewest in the division, and Vega – who made 64 appearances for the club – believes that could be the decisive factor.

“I think if you don’t concede you will always be on the winning formula. As a defence that is very important,” he told Sky Sports News.

“When we had a good run at Spurs with me and Sol Campbell at the back, when you don’t concede you are winning at the front and when you are scoring, you are going even further.

“They are not really not that far away compared to the other teams in the top four and I think if they continue like that it would be great and it is very balanced.

“Everyone was saying they need another striker, well you can see Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela also scoring goals and that is a good balance. That’s a great formula and a credit to the manager.

“Tottenham supporters have waited a long, long time for this opportunity. This is a good time to give them something back. I think the players will feel that. They can go down in history. I hope it can happen because the Spurs supporters deserve it.”

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