Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur, has insisted his team is not equipped to win the title despite moving back to the top of the Premier League.
Mourinho, speaking after Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Chelsea, branded Spurs as “ponies” in the championship race.
Recall that when Mourinho managed the Blues in 2014, he famously described his side as a “little horse” in the title race.
This time, despite Tottenham starting their second successive week at the top of the table, the Portuguese said: “We are not even in the race. We are not a horse.
“I don’t know what the word is. We are the small, young horses. We are just a pony.”
Mourinho however feels Chelsea and Liverpool are one of the biggest contenders to win the title.
“They [Chelsea] are one of the biggest contenders; there is no doubt about that.
“I believe that for them it is not a problem at all to be two points behind us and Liverpool, I think.
“They know how powerful they are and the squad that they have. And they know that this is a long season. They also know that Tottenham is not a candidate,” he said.