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Spurs Can Attract Quality Players –Dembelea

Posted: May 28, 2015 at 12:08 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Mousa Dembele says Tottenham’s success in overtaking Liverpool on the final day of the season and securing a fifth-place finish can help them to attract its transfer targets this summer.

Spurs’ 1-0 victory at Everton, coupled with Liverpool’s astonishing 6-1 defeat at Stoke, meant the Lilywhites leapfrogged Brendan Rodgers’ outfit on Sunday. And, while there was just two points between the clubs in the final standings, Dembele feels the fact that Tottenham has ended the campaign as the closest team to the top four could be a valuable factor when it comes to luring potential signings to White Hart Lane.

“It can be something good to let people know that we are right there,” he said. “Of course it’s a difference if you’re fifth or sixth, mentally, for other players, so that’s probably a good thing for the club. “We’re very happy. We knew it wasn’t going to be easy at Everton but we played a very good first half. We gave a message to them from the first minute and I think we were very positive about the game. Everyone wanted to be fifth.

“As a team, there were ups and downs this season – some moments we were playing very very well and then other moments less well. “In the end we want to have the Champions League, and we know we have the quality as a group to play in the Champions League, but of course we have to learn from this year and hopefully next year we will be much better. It was the first year with the new manager and a certain style and I’m sure next year will be better.”