Peter Crouch believes Tottenham can mount a title challenge, providing they become more consistent.
Harry Redknapp's side currently sit fifth in the Premier League standings, six points adrift of North London rivals and league leaders Arsenal.
They are unbeaten in five, winning three of those fixtures, and have suffered just four defeats so far - the same as Chelsea and Arsenal.
They have, however, dropped 13 points on the road, with a 1-1 draw at Birmingham on Saturday seeing another two slip through their grasp.
Improving performances on their travels will be crucial to any plans they have of launching an assault on the summit, and the players know as much.
England international Crouch feels Tottenham have the potential to push for major honours, but feels they lack the killer instinct of established contenders like Manchester United and Chelsea.
"With the players we've got and the quality we have in all areas, there is no reason people shouldn't talk about us for the title, but we aren't as consistent as we should be," he said.
"We're getting there but the Chelseas and the Manchester Uniteds have had that for a long time. That's where we need to be."
Which side should be considered title favourites at present?