The Reasons Why Tottenham Are Champions League Material

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The Reasons Why Tottenham Are Champions League Material
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Jan Vertonghen is one of the key players Tottenham hope will help see them back in the Champions League.

Tottenham Hotspur's 3-0 loss to West Ham United this past weekend was not the best advert for a team attempting to prove themselves as Champions League material.

Disappointing as the defeat was, its occurrence so early in the season gives Tottenham time to try and rectify the things that went wrong.

As manager Andre Villas-Boas told Sky Sports post-match: "It's a wake up call that we have to react to and I trust the team to do that."

Spurs' efforts to "stay connected to the top" will be enhanced by a number of factors over the coming months.

If the following Champions League credentials appear familiar in their application to the North London club, you would be right.

In one form or another they have been cited at numerous points over the last couple of years (undoubtedly a few times by this writer).

Albeit naturally different, they remain relevant as to why Spurs are still a strong candidate for a return to Europe's premier club competition.

 

 

 

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