Hughes: Spurs WON'T Make Top Four
Tottenham Hotspur were most people's tip to break into the top four this season, but Blackburn Rovers Manager Mark Hughes can't see this, in fact he can't see past the usual suspects himself.
Tottenham (who started their season with a 1-0 defeat to Sunderland today) have spent VERY big this summer, which has led to many of the experts believing that they could be the team to break Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United's strangle hold on the top four places (with Arsenal most believed to be in danger?!?!) in the Premiership.
However Hughes (and I'm sure this will not be liked by our friends at Spurs) is not buying this theory, he said (in some quotes I saw on TEAMTalk.com, not sure where they came from as they didn't say):
"The top four are very strong. People suggest Arsenal may slip out of the top four but I don't go along with that view. They are a top-quality side still.
"There's a lot of money sloshing around but more often than not the big four get the majority of it and so that does have an impact.
"When the champions of the Premier League are investing significant amounts that tells you that even when you are strong you still have to strengthen.
"United are champions and they are used to having the gold lion on their sleeve.
"They have defended their title well in the past and it will be a good team that beats United - but plenty of them want to do it."
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