Sigurdsson acknowledges Tottenham competition

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has admitted that he faces stiff competition for a first-team place this season, Sky Sports has reported, after the club invested heavily in attacking players during the summer.

Sigurdsson has seen several big names, including Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli and Paulinho join Tottenham, and he looks set to struggle for regular starts, with Lewis Holtby and Andros Townsend also among manager Andre Villas-Boas’ numerous options.

The 24-year-old is in his second season at White Hart Lane, having arrived from Hoffenheim last summer. He has often struggled to nail down a place in Villas-Boas’ team and as a result has made 52 appearances in all competitions – including 28 from the bench, scoring seven goals.

And, in light of the increased competition he now faces, the Iceland international said: “We’ve brought in a lot of players and we have a very big squad. Many good players have arrived and things are looking good. We have a strong group of lads so hopefully we can go far in every competition.

I know that most of the teams in the top five of the Premier League buy a lot of players, and I knew there would be plenty of competition.

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