‘The best team I’ve seen’ – Brighton head coach sings Spurs’ praises ahead of clash

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Graham Potter has admitted after analysing Tottenham Hotspur that the North Londoners are the best team he has analysed so far in the Premier League.

Brighton have had some difficult tests so far this campaign including games against Manchester United, Everton and a tough derby match at Selhurst Park.

However, the Seagulls boss insisted that his side’s match against Jose Mourinho’s men could be their toughest test yet.

Speaking ahead of their trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Potter told The Independent: “From what I’ve seen they are as good as anybody.

“Probably the best team I’ve seen from my analysis. Really balanced in attack and defence. Physicality. Reactions really good. They look a really impressive outfit.

“After doing some analysis of Tottenham, they are fantastic, absolutely. You are looking at top, top players individually and then they have got that amazing understanding of running in behind or dropping into space which top players have.

“Credit to Tottenham and Jose, they are performing at a really high level.”

Spurs come into the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Royal Antwerp in the Europa League, which was their first loss in eleven matches and just the second of their season so far, the first coming on opening day against Everton.

However, Potter does not believe that Tottenham’s exertions in midweek will give his side any advantage due to the options that Mourinho has at his disposal.

When asked whether the extra days of rest his side have had will serve as an advantage, Potter said: “They have got a big squad that can deal with those two games. So I don’t see it as an advantage.

“Clubs like Tottenham are a different level to us, they have a different playing squad, different budget, different goals, they are fighting for different prizes and as a result they have got the resources to deal with that challenge.

“I don’t see it as an advantage.”

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