By 90Min
October 22, 2017

Tottenham's impressive draw with Real Madrid in midweek has got everybody talking about just how far the team have come under Mauricio Pochettino, and a true testament to their ability and potential is that they have come in for praise from hard-hitting pundit, Roy Keane.

The former Manchester United midfielder is notoriously difficult to impress, and is never to one to mince his words as he casts his eye over Champions League action.

He was full of praise for Spurs after holding los Blancos at the Bernabeu. He said on ITV's highlights show: "There was a saying - 'Lads, it's Tottenham'. Those days are over, they look like they belong with the top teams in Europe."

Keane was bringing back the famous phrase that he and Sir Alex Ferguson used to use whenever United faced Tottenham, but feels now that Pochettino's side have dispelled that tag.

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He added, as quoted by HITC: "Them days are over. I think Spurs now look rock solid, a really good team full of energy. We saw the game against Real Madrid, they were very brave, showed a lot of courage, looked like they belong with all the top teams in Europe now, and I think their manager and players deserve great credit - this is a really good Tottenham team now.

"They’ll be a threat. I still think they’re short of one or two players to go on and win the trophy, but getting into the knockout stages and the quarter finals? They’ve got a great chance."

Spurs have gone close in the last two Premier League title races, but fell narrowly short on both occasions, and their fans will be hoping to see them deliver some form of silverware soon.

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