Scottish Premiership legend Ally McCoist has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur’s forward line is now much better than the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.
Tottenham trio Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Dejan Kulusevski have picked up from where they left it off last season in their 4-1 thrashing of Southampton. While they were not at their very best, there were still signs of their brilliant and flourishing chemistry.
Kulusevski got himself a goal and an assist against the Saints, while Son set up another one on the day. Kane could not add to his tally, but he was looking sharp as usual as he combined with his teammates when dropping into the pockets.
McCoist firmly believes that Spurs have a better attack than Man City and the Reds at this moment in time.
The Rangers legend argued that while the latter two have better players in their team overall, the North London side has the best frontline trio in England.
Speaking to talkSPORT, McCoist said: “When you look at [Dejan] Kulusevski, Son and Harry Kane, they’re arguably the best front three in the country. They really are. They’re fantastic. You can argue [Mohamed] Salah’s a better player.
“I’ll stand by what I’ve said because they might be better than [Erling] Haaland, [Phil] Foden and [Jack] Grealish. Absolutely. Kulusevski, Son and Kane, brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Of course, the City front three’s tremendous, so is the Liverpool front three.”
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Son and Kane had already made a name for themselves with their excellent partnership for many years, but Kulusevski has seamlessly adapted to his new role as the third man.
As such, McCoist’s claim certainly does hold some weight, especially looking at the circumstances at Etihad and Anfield, respectively. Pep Guardiola has lost Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling, while Jurgen Klopp has seen the likes of Sadio Mane, Takumi Minamino, and Divock Origi depart this summer.
Both the Citizens and the Merseysiders need time for their new players to gel together, which means that McCoist’s take can certainly be deemed a valid one. The trio of Erling Haaland, Phil Foden, and Jack Grealish lack pace in the wide areas, whereas Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah are yet to fully click together.