Swansea manager Michael Laudrup "most impressed" by Tottenham

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Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup has hailed Tottenham ahead of their fixture against the north London club this weekend.

Spurs will be aiming to be the first side this season to complete the double over City after beating them 1-0 at White Hart Lane in December.

Despite Manchester United currently 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League, Laudrup claims he has been most excited by watching Spurs.

He said to Sky Sports: "Of course Manchester United will win the title, but the team and I have been most impressed with this season is Tottenham.

"They have pace and individual skill. They are so difficult on the counter attack."

The match will see Gareth Bale return to Wales after playing for the national side in their matches against Scotland and Croatia. Bale scored a penalty against Croatia but was helpless to prevent the side finally succumbing to a 2-1 defeat.

Laudrup, however, believes his side can't just single out Bale despite him scoring 11 goals in his last 11 games for Andre Villas-Boas' side.

"You can't think just about Gareth Bale, who is probably having his best season," he added.

"Jermain Defoe is top class. He has pace and individual quality, he is the type of striker I like."

The Dane is also happy to be playing Spurs after the international break, believing it would have affected them more than his side.

He said: "You never know after an international break.

"The big teams may have something like fifteen players away playing on a Tuesday and then travelling back, but for us here it is a little different."

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