Ex-Spurs star questions if they have the ‘quality’ to compete on four fronts

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Darren Bent has claimed that while Tottenham have improved their squad this summer, there is still a question mark over whether they can compete until the latter stages of multiple competitions.

Spurs have enjoyed an impressive start to the Premier League season and are still unbeaten after six games, having picked up 14 points from the 18 on offer.

The Lilywhites have also made a winning start to their Champions League campaign, overcoming Marseille 2-0 at home last week. 

They are set to take on Sporting Lisbon away from home this evening, in what arguably looks like their toughest game of the group stage after the Portuguese giants brushed aside Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 in Germany last week.

A win in Portugal will certainly make qualification for the knockout stages more straightforward for Antonio Conte’s men, and the Tottenham players do have experience of going deep in the competition, having finished runners-up in 2019.

However, Bent is not sure whether the Lilywhites can sustain challenges on multiple fronts this season.

The former Spurs striker told DAZN: “They have quality players in their squad. They have players in their squad that can compete at the world level.

“When you have Son and Kane in your side, then that always gives you a chance. I feel a little bit disrespectful not mentioning Kulusevski, but he’s another one who can step up to that world level.

“But the Champions League is a different animal, a different beast. Have Spurs got the squad to compete in four competitions? They have but the question is whether they have the quality and depth to compete in all four fronts.”

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Even though Conte has options to rotate the squad after the club’s transfer business this summer, one can make the case the case that going far in the Champions League, might be detrimental to Tottenham’s domestic ambitions.

I would consider another top-four finish and progression to the final eight of the Champions League to be a good season for the club as it will give us something to build on and go again next season.

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