Tottenham should be a top four team says Bassett

Tottenham have all the capabilities to cement themselves in the Champions League places and challenge for the title, according to Dave Bassett.

Spurs have been in fantastic form so far this season and have drawn plenty of admirers, including the former Sheffield United manager. Harry Redknapp’s side take a break from their Premier League title chase to entertain League Two club Cheltenham Town and Bassett believes that when the league gets back into gear, Spurs will maintain their pace.

Bassett said: ‘People seem to think they are exceeding expectations, but I disagree with that. It’s a fallacy. They have spent a lot of money putting a great squad together, so it surprises me that people seem to think they have burst in at the top. They should be a top four team with the players they have got. You look at their squad and it’s comparable with anyone. In terms of depth, they are arguably stronger than anyone around them apart from Manchester City’.

Kyle Walker and Rafael van der Vaart were earmarked by Bassett as two of the standout players in the Premier League this season. Bassett stated that ‘if Van der Vaart plays well, the rest of the team do well’ and commended Walker’s ability to make the right back position his own and push into the frame of the England national side.

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