“Imagine when they get their best players back” – Former Premier League winner raves about Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie at Wembley on Wednesday.

The win means that Tottenham have one foot in the quarter finals of the prestigious European competition.

Spurs also sit just five points off league leaders Liverpool and Man City in the Premier League table with 12 games to go, and very much remain in the title race.

The astonishing fact is that Spurs have been able to achieve this feat despite suffering injuries to key players at different parts of the season. Spurs are currently without Harry Kane and Dele Alli but have kept picking up results over the past few weeks.

Tottenham’s performance against Dortmund on Wednesday night finally had several pundits and experts stand up and take notice of Spurs. One among those was former Premier League winner, Chris Sutton.

Sutton revealed that he was impressed by the grit that Spurs are showing and said he expected Tottenham to get even better when they had the likes of Kane and Alli back.

Speaking to Football.London, the 45-year-old said: “I have so much admiration for Spurs. You think about [Jan] Vertonghen playing in that left wing-back role, and he was sensational.

“That is the key to Spurs with the versatility of the likes of Son [Heung-min], of Vertonghen, and imagine when they get their best players back.

“They rode their luck a bit against Leicester, but still got three goals,” 

“Then he changes his system and goes three at the back, with [Juan] Foyth coming in, [Jan] Vertonghen at wing-back and Son [Heung-min] has taken over from where [Harry] Kane left off, scoring goals on a regular basis. And [Moussa] Sissoko has been a revelation in midfield.

“It is seamless the changes he [Pochettino] makes. They are a fit team and they play some great football and it looks a real happy camp there, and it is all down to the manager really.”

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