Harry Redknapp admits they might be a long shot, but Tottenham's current form means they cannot be ruled out as genuine title contenders The Spurs boss is even more convinced as his ten-man side held out for a 2-1 win at Aston Villa.
They are currently fifth in the Premiership table seven points behind leaders Manchester United, but such is the spirit of belief at White Hart Lane Redknapp believes they cannot totally be written out of the equation.
"I've not changed my mind," insisted Redknapp after being asked whether he maintained his view on his side's title aspirations.
He then immediately added: "But we are massive outsiders - 33-1 or whatever - and that's about right I suppose.
"I keep saying it's open this season, and it's not impossible. You have got to believe you can achieve something.
"It's there for someone to have a real crack at it this season as there is very little between the top five or six teams.
"We're playing as well as anybody, and we've people who could get in any team - (Gareth) Bale, (Luka) Modric, (Rafael) van der Vaart.
"We've some quality players throughout the team. We've a good squad.
"The main aim is obviously to get into that top four again, to get back into the Champions League.
"But if you have a good run, you don't know where it can take you. It's happened before."