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Tottenham better without Bale, says former star

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Ex-Tottenham star Edgar Davids believes his former club can have no excuses for not ending in this year's Champions League places, despite the loss of Gareth Bale.

Following the signing of Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, the Lilywhites have now added seven new players to White Hart Lane this summer.

Davids is sure that Eriksen will make a huge impact in north London this season, as the current Barnet player-manager told reporters: "There is now a lot of pressure because now they cannot come fifth.

"If Eriksen can do what he has been doing with Ajax, and do what he does best, he is going to be a bargain and it's going to be a very good season for Tottenham."

And, despite the departure of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, Davids is sure that Tottenham will be better equipped for a Champions League challenge this season.

Spurs, who smashed their transfer record three times throughout the window, look to be building an exciting squad under Andre Villas-Boas.

The former Dutch international believes Spurs will be stronger unit this season as they won't rely on just one player to get them out of trouble.

Davids continued by saying: "Tottenham have done well even if Bale has gone.

"I think last season they depended too much on Bale and if you depend so much on one person then it is only a matter of time until you need to adjust your system.

"If your system is based on one player, I don't think it is a strong asset.

"Now with six or seven new good players instead he will have a more balanced team I hope."

Spurs suffered a setback in their last Premier League outing as they lost to north London rivals Arsenal 1-0 at the Emirates.

Villas-Boas' side will be hoping to get back to winning ways as they host Norwich City on September 14.

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