Parker: We're still in title race

15 January 2012 07:16

Scott Parker insists Tottenham are still genuine title contenders despite Saturday's slip-up against Wolves.

Tottenham blew the chance to move joint top of the Barclays Premier League as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Mick McCarthy's strugglers and Parker has warned leaders Manchester City that Spurs will be looking to bounce back in style by grabbing all three points in Sunday's showdown between the two sides at the Etihad Stadium.

"I think we can still win the title, definitely," Parker said.

"We need to believe that we can win every game and then see where that puts us. We have to enjoy this moment and obviously be happy where we are, keep enjoying it and get the best results.

"We will quickly dust ourselves down from this game and we will go to Man City looking forward to it and hopefully get the three points. It's a big game and I am sure we will come out on the front foot looking to win."

The fluent, attacking football which Spurs have demonstrated many a time this year was absent on Saturday and their shooting was wayward, with Wolves stopper Wayne Hennessey troubled just twice in the second half from shots by Jermain Defoe and Aaron Lennon.

They were unlucky to go behind, however, as replays showed the Matt Jarvis corner which led to Steven Fletcher's opener should not have been given as Kyle Walker did not touch the ball as it ran out of play beforehand.

Spurs were also disappointed that Emmanuel Adebayor had a goal ruled out for offside in the second half despite a covering defender appearing to play the Togo striker on.

"I spoke to Kyle Walker and he said it wasn't a corner," Tottenham captain Michael Dawson said.

"He could have kicked the ball out for a throw-in, but he shepherded it out. I looked at Adebayor's (goal) and was disappointed. He was onside. The rub of the green wasn't with us."

Source: PA