Spurs must spend well in the summer and qualify for the Champions League if they are to challenge for the title.
“I rate the current Spurs team very highly.
“I think we’ve got a young and ambitious manager who’s great and is going to do well for the club.
“I think we’ve got a great group of players at a good age where they’re improving all the time and reaching their peak.
“The way the team are progressing at the minute, hopefully in the next year or two they will be really challenging for the Premier League.”
Retired former Tottenham skipper Ledley King believes Spurs have a good chance of winning the Premier League in the next two years.
Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp made similar remarks last season, while his successor Andre Villas-Boas has also championed his belief that Tottenham can challenge at the very top.
King played for Spurs for 16 years after joining the north London outfit as a schoolboy but there is compelling evidence that this is not simply a case of rose-tinted specs.
After all, before a recent slump, Tottenham were unbeaten in twelve league games and the club boasts one of the finest players in the world in Gareth Bale.
In the likes of Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen and Moussa Dembele, Bale is supported by a cast of international class performers, while in Kyle Walker, Steven Caulker, Lewis Holtby and on-loan duo Andros Townsend and Danny Rose, the club possesses exciting young talent with plenty of potential.
Key to any future title challenge will be keeping Bale at White Hart Lane (and to do so, Spurs will almost certainly have to overcome their present difficulties and qualify for next season’s Champions League) but Villas-Boas has the core of a the squad already in place.
There remain some glaring weaknesses, however. In Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe, Tottenham possess two strikers who are simply not good enough or consistent enough to play for a club challenging for the title, and both must be swiftly and effectively replaced or demoted.
Doubts also linger about Spurs squad depth and there is a glaring lack of competition for both Lennon and Bale, at least until Rose and Townsend return to the cub.
There is also a sense that Spurs retain a touch of the mentality fragility that has hampered their progress in recent season. The second leg Europa League capitulation against Inter was not the professional performance of Champions, and there are worrying signs that the club is headed towards a third successive late-season collapse.
If they can avoid capitulation and qualify for the Champions League, however, some savvy signings in the summer could well propel Spurs to the next level.