Spurs can challenge for title, says Ginola

24 July 2013 05:16

David Ginola on Wednesday said that his former club Spurs were good enough to challenge for the Premier League title, as he heaped praise on manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Arch rivals Arsenal pipped Spurs to fourth place and with it a spot in the Champions League last season, but Ginola -- who played for Tottenham between 1997 and 2000 -- wants the Londoners to set their sights higher still.

"Finishing in the top four will be something obvious for Tottenham, my question is -- and the question people should ask -- are Tottenham capable of challenging Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City for the league? They are," he told AFP.

The former French international, who played for several clubs including Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United, said he had been impressed with Villas-Boas' debut season at the club.

The Portuguese took over from Harry Redknapp last summer, following his sacking by Chelsea.

"He's done great. He just stepped into the job right after Harry Redknapp, who did quite well for the club. He wasn't the obvious choice but I know him a little bit now," Ginola said in Hong Kong, where he is an ambassador for the Barclays Asia Trophy.

"He's a great guy, a great personality, a great person and it is a learning process at this time.

"He's very passionate and very happy to be at Spurs and I'm sure he will do everything possible to bring success to the club."

Spurs take on Sunderland in the Barclays Asia Trophy later on Wednesday.

Source: AFP