By Dominic Toner
Leonid Slutsky considers Tottenham to be one of the best teams in the world.
The CSKA Moscow manager has revealed that Spurs should be regarded as one of the elite sides in club football and has praised the high level of the Premier League.
Spurs face the Russian side on Tuesday night in their second Champions League group game of the season.
The London club will be hoping to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat to Monaco in their last European outing.
Slutsky has explained how good he thinks Spurs are and identified the threats of several key players.
“Tottenham are one of the best sides in England, which automatically makes them one of the best in the world,” he said, as quoted by the Mail. “We can talk about Son [Heung-min], [Vincent] Janssen, [Christian] Eriksen, [Erik] Lamela – all these players are pretty dangerous.
“Last year, Spurs had an amazing team and tried to win the [Premier League] title. This season, they play a little different because many teams sit back against them.”
CSKA drew their opening group game 2-2 with Bayer Leverkusen and will be expected to qualify as they were the top seeds in the group.
Spurs will be keen to get their first Champions League points of the group but manager Mauricio Pochettino has been dealt with several injury blows.
Spurs qualified for Europe this season after a third-placed finish last campaign.
They challenged eventual champions Leicester for the title and lost out to rivals Arsenal for second.
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