By Greg Stobart
Tottenham legend David Ginola says Andre Villas-Boas’ side can win the Premier League title this season and feels the club’s summer spending has created a vastly improved squad.
Spurs spent more than £100 million on seven summer signings to compensate for the loss of star man Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in a world record £86m deal.
And the Londoners have started the campaign in impressive form having picked up nine points from their first four league fixtures ahead of Sunday’s trip to Cardiff.
“Why not win the title?” Ginola told Goal. “The season in England is long but they can do it. The crucial moments are in the spring - in March and April - and Spurs for some reason have sometimes found it hard at this time.
“But they have a better squad to deal with that this year. They are playing as a team rather than relying on Gareth Bale so much. Last year, you knew Bale would produce some magic but AVB wants to focus more on the group now.
“Now other players are more likely to take responsibility and [Gylfi] Sigurdsson is a good example of that because he scored two goals in the win against Norwich.
“The squad is very balanced and that is the best way. You saw with Bayern Munich they won everything last season by playing as a team, being balanced and having quality in all areas.”
Playmaker Christian Eriksen caught the eye on his Spurs debut in last weekend’s 2-0 home win over Norwich and Ginola says the £11.5m signing from Ajax could be the most important of the club’s signings.
“Eriksen took no time to step in and start playing at high quality,” Ginola added. “He seems already appreciated by the fans and players and he is very young.
“That is very important to me. They have spent the money wisely, bought young talents and have a bright future.
“They are thinking about this season, yes, but also the next three or four. There is a core of young players now who will grow up in the club and become part of the club.”
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