Gareth Bale’s imminent £86million departure to Real Madrid has funded a massive spending spree by Andre Villas-Boas.
Asked if Tottenham are now superior, he said: “Not at all. I feel we’re very, very strong. Everyone makes out our squad is very weak and there are not many of us but I think we showed in the last few games that we bounced back from a bad result in the first match [the 3-1 defeat against Aston Villa] and proved a lot of people wrong.
“Every club are different and they invested their money very well. For us players we just want to do a job on Sunday, we don’t care if they have brought in £30m stars.
“They have some very good players and a very good manager but we need to make sure we focus on ourselves. The way we’re playing at the moment we believe we can beat anyone.
“It’s a massive game and I always enjoy them. The fans make it very special. It’s very early in the season considering there is an England game coming up but us players love it and it’s a fixture I always look at straight away.
“Tottenham are playing very good stuff at the moment but we are looking very sharp so for the neutral it’s going to be a pretty impressive spectacle.”
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