First Flores, then Curtis... now Bournemouth boss says Tottenham are best he's faced

The Cherries lost 3-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has joined two other Premier League coaches in making the claim that Tottenham Hotspur are the best top-flight side he has faced this season, according to Sky Sports.

Watford chief Quique Sanchez Flores said the same earlier this term, while Swansea City first-team coach Alan Curtis also made the claim after his team were beaten by Mauricio Pochettino's men.

And now Bournemouth's Howe has said the exact same thing.

Leicester City are top of the league table, of course, but Spurs are second and clearly impose themselves well on opposition who won't forget them in a hurry.

The Bournemouth boss told Sky after the game: "No disrespect to anybody else but from our eyes they've been the best team we've played in both games.

"They're a side full of energy, lots of quality with the ball and certainly a team for us to look at and try and emulate."

In terms of the title race Leicester are in pole position.

But Tottenham have showed a dominance in the league this season and have no one to fear.

They beat the Foxes themselves in the FA Cup but not in the league, while they have perhaps only disappointed on occasion. They were unlucky at Old Trafford at the start of the season and could have beaten Arsenal at home a couple of weeks ago. Generally, however, Spurs have been superb.

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