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Barnes talks Spurs

John Barnes believes the Spurs squad of 2012 has the mentality of a top team.

The legendary former Watford, Liverpool, Newcastle and England winger paid a visit to Spurs Lodge this week to interview Gareth Bale as part of ESPN’s pre-match coverage of tonight’s match at the Lane.

Capped 79 times by England, he won everything at Liverpool, including two league titles, and was seen as one of the best in the world on his day.

So when he talks about us having ‘the right blend’, it’s worth taking note.

“Newcastle are doing well, but I expect Tottenham to win this game,” said John, now a regular pundit on ESPN.

“I think Tottenham are a better side. They are playing consistently well, are competitive, show good spriit and good steel.

“At one time, they would have lost the game against Liverpool but they showed a good backbone. They defend well and attack well.

“Now, if this Tottenham team has to battle, they battle. If they are not playing so well, they don’t concede a goal and pick up points. That’s a great blend.

“It’s what all the top teams have had over the years and Tottenham now look if they have that mentality.”

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Subscribers can watch this interview in full now on Spurs TV Online – CLICK HERE...

Look out next week for John’s thoughts on Gareth.