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The 38-year-old striker has not ruled out his former side against the likes of heavy favourites, Liverpool and Manchester City in the race. Spurs are 5 points behind the top after undergoing defeats to Wolves and Manchester United at Wembley over the past two months.
Crouch told Daily Mail (via Goal.com), “It is also madness to rule out Tottenham, who are right in there as well. I know bookmakers have them as third favourites but, for the points they have racked up, you simply cannot take them out of the discussion.”
“There is a trait about modern football that I don’t particularly like – the need to make instant and definitive predictions. I say I don’t like it, but I also have to admit it’s something of which I have been guilty.”
City are looking to climb their way up a 3-point gap behind the Reds while Tottenham are yet to face both of them for the second time in the league this season. They are also awaiting the return of their main attacking duo, Harry Kane and Dele Alli while Heung-min Son continues to perform at an electric rate.
Crouch further added, “The title race is the subject that is prompting everyone to put their necks on the line and the past fortnight has been especially revealing for rash judgments. Manchester City lost at Newcastle and the title was Liverpool’s to lose. Then Liverpool drew at home to Leicester, City beat Arsenal and West Ham took points off Liverpool.”
“Now we are in the position, following City’s win at Goodison Park, when everyone is saying it is over to Pep Guardiola’s side again. The Premier League is the best league in the world because anyone can beat anyone and you have to keep this in mind.”