Jamie O’Hara thinks the Tottenham group of 2009 was higher than the present squad and claims Jose Mourinho ‘wants an Aaron Lennon’ to get his facet firing in assault.
Spurs might have completed eighth within the Premier League that season however O’Hara thinks they have been stronger on paper than Mourinho’s crop.
Additionally they reached the League Cup last that season whereas Darren Bent completed high scorer with 17 objectives in all competitions.
O’Hara, who made 28 appearances for Spurs that season, instructed talkSPORT Breakfast: “I believe the 2009 group was a greater group than Spurs have gotten now.
“You might be speaking about Modric, Berbatov, Keane, Bale, Lennon. I believe Spurs want an Aaron Lennon and that must be Lucas Moura and must be Steven Bergwijn.
“Aaron Lennon was somebody who had blistering tempo, might get past and when he bought the ball he might make issues occur.
“Once I’m seeing Bergwijn and Moura get the ball, they’re not making issues occur.”
When instructed on air that they completed eighth that season, O’Hara replied: “They got here eighth? I’m speaking concerning the group on paper.”
However O’Hara conceded that though groups previously might have been stronger and extra thrilling to observe, it didn’t finish their trophy drought.
He added: “On the finish of the day, Spurs haven’t received a trophy they usually’ve introduced Mourinho in and adjusted the mentality of how they wish to play and the way they do issues.
“If on the finish of the season he has a trophy to point out for it then it’s an enormous success.
“He’s brainwashed the gamers into pondering ‘that is the best way we’re going to do issues and we’re going to get outcomes enjoying this manner’.
“It hasn’t fairly labored out within the final couple of weeks they usually’ve dropped away however they nonetheless have sufficient high quality within the group to win video games.”