Benjamin Stambouli signed from Montpellier last summer…
Tottenham player Benjamin Stambouli believes that they can win the Premier League title if they start to believe in themselves more, reports the London Evening Standard.
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The Frenchman won Ligue 1 with Montpellier in 2012, when they were expected to end up in mid table. They finished ahead of PSG that year, who had spent big to try and break in to the Champions League and win the domestic league.
He claims that Spurs could do something similar in the coming years. He says that his former club’s win shows that major investment is not needed to get trophies.
“Montpellier were a very small club,” Stambouli told Standard Sport. “Tottenham are maybe not Manchester City or Chelsea if you see the money, but Montpellier were very small.
“That year we beat PSG, Monaco, Marseille, so we showed people if you have a minimum of talent, a very good mentality, if you are friends on the pitch and you give everything for your team-mates, maybe you can do something you couldn’t have hoped for at the beginning of the season.
We can do it, maybe not now but in the future. We have talent in the squad. We have some players who have all the mental and technical qualities but now we have to think what we really want.”
The 24-year-old arrived at White Hart Lane in the summer for £4.7 million. He has struggled to break in to the first team so far, only starting matches in the Europa League and the League Cup.
Meanwhile, the Londoners have been perceived to be having a poor start to the season under new manager Mauricio Pochettino. However, they are only two points off fourth spot and could well still end up in contention for the Champions League by the end of the season.