Charlie Adam praises Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham Hotspur beat Stoke City 4-0 in their last outing.

Stoke City's Charlie Adam has told BBC Sport that Tottenham Hotspur are the best team his side have faced this season.

Spurs are currently eight points behind Leicester City in the race for the Premier League title.

However, Adam says that he was more impressed by Spurs when Stoke came up against Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

"Spurs are the best team Stoke have played this season,” the Scotland international said.

“With the fluidity in their one-touch passing and movement, they definitely play the best football. They took us apart when we played them on Monday night.

"Defensively too, the way they press with three or four players chasing you down together and looking to isolate you means it is difficult to have any time on the ball.

"Leicester play a very different way, based on defenders who just defend and looking to Mahrez and Vardy to win games for them, but it works.

"They get results, which is the most important thing, and they have done it very well all season.”

When Spurs met Stoke at White Hart Lane earlier in the season, the two sides played out a 2-2 draw. But it was when they clashed at the Britannia Stadium that Spurs really showed their class.

On that occasion, the Lilywhites were utterly dominant as they picked up a 4-0 win over the Potters to confirm their title winning credentials.

Tottenham are next in action later this evening against West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane.

If Spurs can be victorious in the fixture they could close the gap on Leicester to five points - but with only three games remaining, they are running out of time to catch Claudio Ranieri’s side.

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