Pundit tips Tottenham Hotspur to challenge for Champions League crown

At the moment, all Premier League clubs competing in the Champions League have either secured progression into the last 16 or are on course to.

Only one defeat has been suffered by the English contingent in the group phase so far, and that was Chelsea’s 3-0 loss to Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

Tottenham Hotspur were given the hardest group of the bunch, but they were one of the first to qualify as they upset the odds and snatched almost-perfect results against Real Madrid.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men held Los Blancos to a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu before stunning the football world with a 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture at Wembley.

Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness thinks that out of the English clubs, which also include Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United, Spurs could go all the way in the Champions League, but only if striker Harry Kane stays fit.

The Scotsman, who played for and later managed Liverpool, has placed the North London club and Man City as the two members of the English contingent that could win the trophy.

Pep Guardiola’s City side are in unstoppable form right now given that they have not been beaten in 17 games in all competitions this season.

Tottenham have not won a trophy since the 2007-08 season when they sealed the League Cup.

In his column for The Times, Souness wrote:

“City and Tottenham are the most likely contenders from England, although Tottenham’s chances depend on Harry Kane avoiding injury because they are over-reliant on him. Take his goals – 107 over the past three and a bit seasons – out of Tottenham’s total and where do they finish? They have a good mixture of homegrown products and young players they have bought who have become very good players under their manager.”