13 September, 2017
"He may not be the best player in the Premier League, though he wouldn't be far off".
Davids missed out on winning the Champions League with Juventus, and it's not surprising as a former Tottenham player he's had a little dig at Chelsea's achievement five seasons ago. And to be the best you have to produce your best against the best.
The latter of the three teams joining Tottenham in their Champions League group now have a former Sheffield United midfielder at the helm, German-born Greek global Georgios Donis.
Last term, the 21-times England global scored pretty much a goal-a-game with 29 strikes in 30 league matches while scoring a further six in other competitions.
Harry Kane had the most successful shot accuracy with 65% in the Premier League last season.
"Hopefully come the business end of the season we will be up there again". Madrid have been in fantastic form.
A clip from Saturday was played on the Weekend Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Sunday morning (broadcast from 6am, September 10, 2017) in which Barton was quoted as saying: "If they were at White Hart Lane, I would fancy Spurs to mount another title charge".
The last time Spurs met Dortmund they were outclassed 5-1 on aggregate in the Europa League two seasons ago.
West Ham's 2-0 win, their first victory of the season against previously unbeaten Huddersfield, wasn't a particularly entertaining game for the neutral, but the home side won't care.
Kane said: "Dortmund are a fantastic team with fantastic players".
Spurs boss Maurico Pochettino is without suspended star Dele Alli and injured trio Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Erik Lamela.
"I think tomorrow is so important, to start well in the competition and get the three points".
"It was a very painful experience. We need to be ready to compete at a higher level".