Gary Mabbutt explains the key difference between current and past Tottenham squads

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Spurs legend Mabbutt can see a key trait in this current Tottenham team.

Speaking to Ham and High, former Spurs captain Gary Mabbutt has admitted that he is excited about this current group of Tottenham players, suggesting that they possess far more commitment to the cause than other teams in recent years.

Mabbutt said: “This squad has huge potential. With all these youngsters coming through I’m beginning to see more passion to want to play for the club, and players who want to be the best and have that drive and commitment. I’m seeing a lot more of that than I have seen in previous years, so that’s another really positive step that’s been taken.”

This squad is composed of a mixture of Spurs academy players and well thought out purchases, and they are currently the form team in the Premier League.

They are being realistically considered as potential title winners, and there is a belief in this team that has not existed for many years.

According to Mabbutt, this is down to the group of players, who are showing commitment and passion to play for Tottenham, rather than just being brought in to do a job.

The likes of Harry Kane, Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb are all leaders in the team, and are all academy graduates, and their enthusiasm for Spurs is so clearly rubbed off on their teammates.

Other youngsters such as Dele Alli and Eric Dier have bought into what Tottenham stands for as a club, and the long term players in the side - Kyle Walker, Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris especially - all share this same mentality.

It is an exciting time to be a Tottenham fan, and there is a belief amongst both the players and fans that this is the year Spurs can go on to replicate their former glories, and even win the league.

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