Jose Mourinho has been warned that there are three players in his side not who are not good enough to help Tottenham to Premier League title glory.
Spurs have made a bright start to the new season, with their 6-1 success at Manchester United one of the results of the season. They go into the latest international break in second place with 18 points from their eight games played. Indeed, they would have been top had they held on to a 3-0 lead at home to West Ham.
There is a growing feeling among sum, however, that in these strangest of times, Spurs could win the Premier League title.
Indeed, the form up front of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son has been truly eye-catching.
The duo have a combined 15 goals and 10 assists after just eight matches. Son’s eight also puts him joint first in the Golden Boot race. A bumper new contract is probably the least he deserves.
However, Gabriel Agbonlahor reckons there are three players in Tottenham’s ranks that will ultimately let them down.
He feels that in Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld, Spurs don’t have the defensive quality needed.
However, the pundit, speaking to Football Insider, reckons anything is possible.
“You know what? I can’t say Spurs can’t win because it’s a strange season, it’s really strange,” Agbonlahor said.
“You win a game you move up four places you go down four places. Spurs will be up there in the top four.
“But I just don’t see them winning the league because of their defence, I don’t think their defence is up to scratch, really, and they will concede goals.
“I look at their centre-backs and I just see there’s goals to be leaked there. They haven’t got that big centre-half who is going to get you out of trouble.
“Alderweireld, Sanchez, Dier, they’re okay defenders but I don’t think they’re the ones who are going to take Spurs to a title.”
Mourinho won’t get carried away
Discussing Spurs’ start to the season, Mourinho opted to remain cautious when asked about their title chances.
“No, no, no,” he said.
“I have years of football experience and it is not a couple of victories that put me on the moon and it is not a couple of defeats that send me down to hell.
“It’s all about balance, taking it match by match, looking for improvement and seeing what happens.
“I expected a couple of more points in the Premier League. We lost points we shouldn’t have and also in the Europa League we have six points now when I expected to have nine.”