That’s the burning question that has emerged in the wake of Spurs’ 1-0 win at Turf Moor, as Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane combined for the ninth time this season to see Burnley. sur Monday Night Football.
Tottenham’s third consecutive away win brought them within two points of the Premier League top and prompted Kane to say Spurs could achieve something special.
Gary Neville believes the Premier League title could overtake Spurs this season, but accepts their unprecedented summer recruiting drive and Jose Mourinho’s winning mentality has made the club dream of the unthinkable.
“When Harry Kane said that Spurs could ‘achieve something special’ he wasn’t talking about going and winning the FA Cup or the Carabao Cup, he was talking about the Premier League or a big European trophy” Neville said.
“I don’t think they can win the championship, really not, but because Jose Mourinho is there, there will be an element to think he can do the unthinkable.
“I didn’t expect Tottenham to invest like they did this summer, never at all. They had to borrow money from the bank after stadium expenses were exceeded, so go ahead and do it this summer… Jose Mourinho is the kind of manager who will have gone there and demanded it.
“Spurs have been criticized for not keeping up with the transfer market in the past but they’ve seen it through and delivered this summer and now have a squad that can go and challenge.
“They have amazing forwards and it’s a weird season, but I don’t think they can win the league just because they haven’t done it before and the game at Burnley could have flipped either way .
“To finish third ahead of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea would be an incredible achievement. I didn’t have them in my top four at the start of the season, but we’re including them now, so it’s a massive change in just a few weeks. “
“Jose brings a ruthless, clinical and horrible mentality”
Neville added: “The idea of Mourinho winning the league with Tottenham is an incredible story.
“I don’t think that will happen, but the fact that he’s there will give them the conviction that they wouldn’t have had before because the only thing he thinks about is winning.
“He will do anything to win, and that’s the mentality Tottenham players need. For 30, 40, 50 years they have struggled to have a ruthless, clinical and horrible mentality, and that is what Mourinho brings. “
Carra: I would love to see Jose win again
Sky Sports expert Jamie Carragher has admitted he would appreciate the prospect of Mourinho taking back the Premier League trophy after coming under fire in the five years since his last campaign for the title.
“Obviously I want Liverpool to win the championship, but if someone else were to win it I would like to see Jose Mourinho win again,” Carragher said. Monday night football.
“Mourinho has had so much to do recently; accusations that he is the man of yesterday, his football is from another era. I’d love to see him win again and almost stick two fingers on the pundits and the press, whatever.
“It would be a good story for Mourinho to do that again. After what he has achieved in his career, he still gets a lot of criticism for rubbing people the wrong way at different times, but it would be nice to see him win. again in a different way. ”
Carragher added: “There was no greater Mauricio Pochettino fan than me, but his team was done, and they needed to grow and change.
“When Jose arrived things were a bit halted last season, and don’t think for a minute that anyone involved with Tottenham – from Daniel Levy, to Jose Mourinho and his players – thought of contesting the title this season, he would have. consisted of getting into the top four.
“But because this season has been so strange – Liverpool are losing Virgil van Dijk, Manchester City don’t look good and have already lost eight points – if there is ever a chance that someone will do something,” it will be the season. “