Dimitar Berbatov makes Arsenal claim about Tottenham amid ‘difficult’ Harry Kane transfer saga – Football.London

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov has urged his old club to aim higher than merely finishing above Arsenal this season.

The Bulgarian has claimed that the Lilywhites have a well-rounded squad and they must show ambition by finishing in the top four again, something they have failed to do in each of the last two campaigns.

Berbatov, who spent two seasons with the north London club between 2006 and 2008, has also admitted he has high hopes for new manager Nuno Espirito Santo after the Portuguese coach flourished during his four-year stint with Wolves.

“Everybody connected with Spurs has high hopes for the new season with a good squad. In recent years, though, they have come up a bit short and the only real positive has been that they finished above Arsenal”, he told Betfair.


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“But Spurs must be more ambitious. They need to be aiming to take on the big teams and get back into the top four. Of course, if Harry Kane leaves then it will be a big blow, but for the moment he is there and they have a good squad. They just need to show it on the pitch.

“Nuno Espirito Santo will need some time to make the squad his own but he too will have high expectations for the team. I hope that he can organise the players to suit his vision, prepare them and give fans something to celebrate.”

Spurs have been busy in the summer transfer window, adding Italian goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, Spanish playmaking maestro Bryan Gil and talented Argentine centre-half Cristian Romero in an attempt to freshen up an underperforming squad.

And Berbatov has admitted he is excited at the prospect of watching Romero at N17 this term considering the 23-year-old’s impressive showing in Serie A last season.

“They have made a good signing in Cristian Romero, who was voted as one of the best defenders in Italy last season. He is a great addition to boost the defence. It’s also a sign to the fans that the club has good intentions.

“We still don’t know the full story about [Harry] Kane and, having been in a situation where my future at a club was unclear, I don’t think it will be awkward for him.

“On the training ground, you are with your boys, your teammates, and most of them will understand what is going on and appreciate that you are in a difficult transfer situation.

“Banter in training and hard work in pre-season will help. The players will let the agent and the clubs work things out.”

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