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Tottenham: Best squad ever?

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It's been quite a while since this kind of positivity has been circulating amongst Spurs fans.

Somewhat unsurprisingly, this feeling has been marred by the prospective departure of £85 million man, Gareth Bale.

Nevertheless the recent signings of Roberto Soldado, who scored 30 goals in 46 appearances for Valencia, Nacer Chadli and the third best player in the Confederations Cup Paulinho, sends out a strong signal of intent that Spurs are challenging for more than a 4th place this season.

Let's go back to the 2010/11 season when Porto won the treble - Europa League, Portuguese League and the Taca de Portugal.

Andre Villas-Boas had the perfect squad for his battle plan. He had Hulk and Valera on the flanks and marauding full-backs.

Who could forget the magic of Moutinho in midfield and the promising then-young defender Maicon?

And finally, the mercurial talent of the £51 million hitman, Radamel Falcao - who scored two goals during the recent Monaco vs Spurs friendly, which still lingers in the memory.

Those players suited his play of style well and ended the season in a such a fashion: being unbeatable.

Let's look at the current Tottenham roster. It has an uncanny resemblance to Porto's but in my opinion, even better. Let me start with Roberto Soldado, a natural goal-per-game striker and the Lane legend, Jermain Defoe.

We have the best player in the Premier League in Gareth Bale, a complete game changer and his trusty and equally important cohort Aaron Lennon.

We then have the Belgian maestro in Moussa Dembele, the beast Sandro and the flair of Paulinho.

At the back we have the super Jan Vertonghen and Michael Dawson, who formed a pretty formidable defence, and the attacking and high-flying full-back duo of Kyle Walker and Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

Finally, Spurs boast a world-class 'keeper in Hugo Lloris, tasked with keeping the likes of Robin van Persie at bay week in, week out. 

Spurs also have a proper depth in the squad with the German wonderkid Lewis Holtby, the Icelandic magician Gylfi Sigurðsson, the skilful Belgian Nacer Chadli and the upcoming talent of Andros Townsend and the others.

The Spurs squad hasn't been this good since, well, ever!

The squad, even with the departures of Steven Caulker, Clint Dempsey and William Gallas, looks fresh and strong throughout.

I believe this team is the best yet and good enough to reach more than the top four in the Premier League, whilst you cannot rule out Europa League glory.

Even if Gareth Bale leaves, Tottenham still have the depth to cover the void left by him, by which I don't ever wish to happen.

With a hip, young and continental gaffer in AVB, I only hope that Spurs start filling the trophy cabinet and etch their name in the high echelons of Europe's elite.

 

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