Tottenham’s Gylfi Sigurdsson happy with competition for places

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson insists he is happy with competition for places at White Hart Lane

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Andre Villas-Boas's Tottenham finished fifth last season Photo: Back Page Images

Gylfi Sigurdsson insists he has no problem with the intense competition for places at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Iceland international has fallen further down the pecking order at the north London side following the arrivals of Paulinho, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen during the summer transfer window.

Sigurdsson chose to join Spurs ahead of Liverpool in 2012, and the 24-year-old is happy to see Andre Villas-Boas strengthen to help Tottenham push on and challenge on all fronts this season.

“We’ve brought in a lot of players and we have a very big squad,” Sigurdsson told Fotbolti.net.

“Many good players have arrived and things are looking good. We have a strong group of lads so hopefully we can go far in every competition.

“I know that most of the teams in the top five of the Premier League buy a lot of players, and I knew there would be plenty of competition.”

Sigurdsson believes Gareth Bale was relieved to finally complete his world-record £85.3m move to Real Madrid on deadline day.

“It’s probably a relief for him, I think,” added Sigurdsson.

“The players aren’t thinking too much about this but it’s great for him to join one of the world’s biggest clubs.

“I hope he does well there, but we’ve got some players instead for the money he brought in so hopefully we can reach that Champions League spot.

“He’s a great player with a lot of pace and sharpness, and I just hope he starts doing well as soon as possible and fits right in.”

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