Aston Vila goalkeeper Brad Guzan says USA teammate Clint Dempsey was wrong to join Tottenham.

Guzan, 28, claims Dempsey's ability to combine graft with craft would have made him the perfect fit for a Villa shirt in Paul Lambert's new regime.

He said: "Clint's a good guy for sure and it will be exciting to come face-to-face with him at White Hart Lane.

"He's certainly had an eventful summer! But his commitment on the field is second to none and he puts in a shift every time he steps on to the field. He brings goals to any team, he's a scrapper and a fighter and he's always going to give you a hard time.

"He's just a fantastic player who will help any team he steps out for. Clint's always in the right position to score goals and set up opportunities for his team-mates.

"He's the best of all at that and would have been ideal here at Villa. I saw him during the last international break and we chatted about it. We had a laugh, now the plan is to show him he picked the wrong club the day he signed for Spurs!"