Gary Neville predicts Tottenham Hotspur will finish second in the Premier League ahead of Arsenal this season, according to The Sun. The former Manchester United star predicts that the Lilywhites will finish ahead of Arsenal. But under certain conditions.
According to Neville, Spurs can finish second this season due to the availability of certain five players. The former United defender cites Dejan Kulushevski, Heungmin Son, James Maddison, Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma as Tottenham’s main weapons.
Neville: “I have stated that I think Tottenham will finish second this season. With five players returning: Dejan Kulushevski, Heung-min Son, James Maddison, Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma. If they could keep them in good shape and with the run of form they have, they could push Arsenal and Liverpool into second place. Is that a crazy statement?
Although Gary Neville’s speculation has raised many eyebrows, his statement cannot be described as “outrageous”. Spurs are currently fifth in the league table with 40 points. With 17 games left in the season, the North Londoners are looking to turn things around.
We have all seen Tottenham make a strong start to the campaign with ten unbeaten games. A nice run ended after a series of injuries. Of all of them, James Maddison’s injury affected them the most. He was prolific in shaping the game and setting the tone.
Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma did a great job as defensive midfielders. The role of Heung-Min Son does not need to be explained in words. Although the captain is currently on national team duty. Dejan Kulusevksi is the one who has performed multiple roles for his manager in the absence of several players.
The combination of these stars can make a formidable squad that can compete for the top four places and even the title if Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal and Aston Villa stumble.