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The Welsh side's manager has praised the way Spurs have dealt with the departure of Gareth Bale, signing seven new players, and believes the north Londoners will pose a stern test

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has admitted he is wary of the "quality" possessed by Tottenham, who the Bluebirds host on Sunday.

The 41-year-old has seen his team pick up back-to-back draws in the Premier League after a shock win over Manchester City, but has acknowledged that Tottenham will pose a different threat.

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Spurs sold prolific winger Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for a world-record fee during the summer, but brought in seven new faces, and Mackay has hailed Andre Villas-Boas' new-look team.

"The players they brought in everyone in football knew they were top talents," the Cardiff boss told reporters.

"We knew they were on the market but would cost a lot of money. Again, though, because of the extraordinary amount they brought in from the Bale deal meant they could do it.

"The squad looks like a Champions League squad. They are in that bracket [with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea].

"They have a squad full of quality. I have no doubt that we will be facing a team up for it and packed full of quality.

"They have bought very well. They had a real match winner in Bale. He has that quality. He left a huge hole but they filled it well. The extraordinary size of that fee let them bring in seven or eight quality players. It has changed Tottenham."