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By ESPN Staff
Sep 4, 2008

Manager Ramos happy with Tottenham quality

Tottenham head coach Juande Ramos insists his squad has more quality than when he arrived at White Hart Lane - despite the departure of Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane.

Berbatov and Keane were instrumental in winning the Carling Cup four months after Ramos was recruited from Sevilla a year ago, but they have since left for Manchester United and Liverpool respectively.

Roman Pavlyuchenko has been bought from Spartak Moscow to take Berbatov's number nine jersey, and Ramos is also looking for his side's creativity to come from Luka Modric, who was signed from Dinamo Zagreb.

'I have little doubt that we have a squad of greater overall quality now than when I began at this club a year ago,' Ramos said.

'And by the end of the season our results will have proved this to be the case.

'I know there is much debate about our striker options, but I look at the whole picture and not just a like-for-like exchange.

'I want creativity and attacking flair from many parts of the pitch.'

Fraizer Campbell has been signed on loan as part of the Berbatov deal, and Ramos wants to utilise the youngster's speed.

'Fraizer Campbell brings us pace, power and he's a very good goalscorer,' Ramos told www.tottenhamhotspur.com.

'He has a good workrate and is a handful for defenders, not for the same reasons as Roman, but because of his lightning pace.

'On top of that, he's a natural goalscorer as we saw last season during his time on loan at Hull City. When you've got the ability, it gives you self-belief, and that's what he's got.'

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