Megson: Spurs part of a ‘super six’


Gary Megson has placed Spurs among the ‘super six’ teams that has created an aura of survival angst amongst the clubs at the bottom.

Megson feels the financial clout of the top six clubs, including Manchester City as well, has lead to teams like his Bolton side playing only for survival come the end of the season.

The spending of Spurs and Manchester City in recent seasons has caused the Trotters manager to scrap the idea of a ‘big four’ and replace it with a ‘super six’ who will dominate the league for years to come.

“It’s a huge task for our players. But we’re looking forward to it, because it gives us a chance to gauge ourselves against a club that has spent maybe £200million.

“When you spend £50million on centre-forwards, I don’t think it’s any great suprise to see they have done so well so far this season.

“They’ve started the season brilliantly and they’re a side capable of pushing into the top four, although it is getting tighter and tighter up at the top.

“Although the top four is getting stronger, the teams below them are spending incredible amounts of money to enable them to get into the Champions League.

“It’s great for the Premier league and it will cause one or two headaches for the teams that expect to get into the Champions League. But for everyone else, it just makes life harder and harder.”

Megson has also praised the attacking capabilities of Tottenham after two consecutive five-goal hauls.

“The players Harry has brought in are all top class.

“I saw them play against Hull and the footballwas absolutely out of this world.

“Hull couldn’t handle Defoe and Keane dropping into the gap between the midfield and the back four.

They won by scoring five and it could have been double that. Then they did the same against Burnley at the weekend.

“The problem is you don’t know what team Harry will put out. He has options all over the shop.

“One of the problems you have with Tottenham is if you drop deep, you are going to struglle against the height of Crouch and with the ability of Keane to operate all over.

“And then if you squeeze up you are going to have issues with the lightning pace of Lennon and Defoe.

“They are all comfortable on the ball and this is why, when they are all fit they are hard to handle.”

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