Jurgen Klinsmann says there is no reason why the current Tottenham team cannot do what Arsenal did last season, insisting that the Lilywhites have just as much quality at their disposal as their North London rivals.
Not many gave Spurs much of a chance of finishing in the top six, let alone the top four, before the start of the season, including many Tottenham fans.
However, Spurs have silenced the doubters with the way they have started the campaign, with the team playing some eye-catching football under Ange Postecoglou and sitting in second place, having won three and drawn one of their four Premier League games so far.
The big test for the side will come after the international break with games against Arsenal and Liverpool now on the horizon.
Tottenham have as much quality as Arsenal
Klinsmann believes that there is no reason why his former side cannot challenge the best sides in the Premier League, and compete for silverware.
South Korea’s head coach said (via Planet Sport): “We all know what’s happening in the league and how dominant Man City is at the moment and how difficult it is.
“I look at last year and Arsenal were amazing but I see a team that is not less quality than Arsenal in this Spurs side. They have a fantastic coach now, a manager who is a good people person and why can’t they surprise a lot of people this year?
“Son’s goal and his team-mates’ goal is to win trophies. It’s been a long time for Spurs but you start every year with this goal and ambition in mind. The players and coach have that.
“I’m a follower and I keep my fingers crossed as one of their biggest fans. I hope they are successful and win something.”
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Spurs fans can certainly dream of doing something improbable this season as that is what football is all about at the end of the day. However, there is a fine line between that and expecting the team to compete against the big boys.
Arsenal are ahead of us in their process at the moment and we still have quite a bit of catching up to do. It would be unfair on Postecoglou to suddenly change our expectations and demand a top-four finish.
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