Spurs’ squad will ensure they can be contenders

Tottenham go into this week’s fixture at White Hart Lane knowing that victory will see them draw level with Manchester United, as well as get within 3pts of Manchester City.

A lot of journalists and some pundits in the game feel that Harry Redknapp’s men rise up the table is something of a flash in the pan; a view clearly not shared by Dave Bassett.

The former Wimbledon and Sheffield United boss believes they have every chance of maintaining their form and claims the North Londoners have the second strongest squad in the country.

“People seem to think they are exceeding expectations, but I disagree with that. It’s a fallacy. They have spent a lot of money putting a great squad together, so it surprises me that people seem to think they have burst in at the top.

“They should be a top four team with the players they have got. You look at their squad, and it’s comparable with anyone. In terms of depth, they are arguably stronger than anyone around them apart from Manchester City.”

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