Michael Owen believes that not many teams in the Premier League can match up to the strength-in-depth and the individual talent that Tottenham have in their squad.
Jose Mourinho decided to start with a front-four of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Gareth Bale and Lucas Moura against Crystal Palace, bringing the likes of Carlos Vinicius and Erik Lamela on in the latter stages of the game while Steven Bergwijn, Dele Alli and Tanguy Ndombele were unused substitutes.
Tottenham’s front four certainly showed what they are capable of on Sunday when they are firing as they tore the Palace defence to shreds in the 4-1 win, with Kane and Bale netting a brace each.
Mourinho admitted after the game (Spurs TV) that he is pleased to have an array of attacking options at his disposal and hinted that he will make changes to the side for Tottenham’s Europa League clash against Dinamo Zagreb this evening.
Owen not only raved about the strength of the Spurs bench but also noted the number of leaders in the squad.
The former Liverpool striker told Optus Sport after Spurs’ win over Palace on Sunday: “They’ve got a lot of leaders in their team.
“At one point this season we were talking like ‘could they go on and win it?’ They were right at the top and people were questioning whether they could go on.
“They dropped off poorly and went through a real average patch, but they look like they are back to something like their best now.
“When you’ve got individual talent like they have – there are not many squads in the Premier League who have what they’ve got – it really is sensational. Their bench is really strong.”
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The strength-in-depth we have gives us a big advantage heading into the business end of the season. Jose can probably afford to make around 8 changes to the side and still expect to beat Dynamo Zagreb on Thursday, thus ensuring the likes of Kane, Son, Bale, Hojbjerg, Ndombele and Reguilon are fresh for the North London Derby while Mikel Arteta cannot afford that luxury.
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