Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has come out to say that Manchester City are the best team on the planet, BBC reports.
The Citizens went to the top of the Premier League table after a 5-1 thrashing of Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night.
This result keeps them firmly on track for an unprecedented quadruple.
“They are the best team on the planet, certainly the best team in the Premier League. We’ve played the champions today,” Sherwood said.
“It was difficult with level numbers, but once we were down to 10 it was over as a spectacle.”
Alan Hansen, former Liverpool defender and current ‘Match of the Day’ pundit, agreed and said that their football can only be described as “mesmeric”.
“Tottenham were playing against possibly the best team in the world, with some of the greatest players in the world,” Hansen said.
“They have gone away from home against a team who have taken 16 points from 18, and are going for the top four, and dismissed them with consummate ease.
“In the first half-hour they could have had five – their fluency, passing and movement was just mesmeric.”
Manuel Pelligrini’s side will be facing some difficult games in the coming weeks, playing Chelsea in the EPL as well as the FA Cup before meeting Barcelona in a two-legged Champions League fixture.