Luka Modric believes that Tottenham can win the title now that they’re holding on to their best players.
The Croatia international left Spurs in 2012, with Carrick and Berbatov also leaving the club.
Bale also left the club, but now the club has held on to the likes of Eriksen, Kane, Dier, Alli, Dembele and Lloris. And Modric believes the change of mentality at Tottenham will prove productive.
“I think Tottenham are developing in the right direction, they are doing well each year and getting better each year,” he told Sky Sports.
“Now they are real contenders for the title, maybe not this year, but if they keep going in the right direction, with a new training ground and new stadium, the great support, they have all the qualities around. Hopefully in the future they can win the Premier League.
“Of course that is the key for each team, to keep your best players. Now Tottenham have changed their politics a little bit and they want to keep their best players.
“That’s one way to help you get to the top and win the Premier League.”
Spurs are currently 10 points behind leaders Chelsea and face Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.