England international expects his former club to challenge at the top.
Cardiff’s Steven Caulker says he expects ‘big things’ from his former club Tottenham this season.
Centre half Caulker left Spurs for South Wales in a surprise £9m deal this summer and watched on as the North London outfit splashed out over £100m on new signings, before selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for a world record £86m fee.
Tottenham beat a spirited Cardiff 1-0 in Wales on Sunday after one of the new additions, Paulinho, bagged a last minute winner and Caulker, 21, says he expects Spurs to achieve big things.
“Yeah, with the players they have brought in and the squad they have got, they should be achieving things,” Caulker told the Daily Mirror.
“They have spent a lot of money and when teams spend that amount of money you expect big things from them.”
New singings Roberto Soldado, Christian Eriksen, Paulinho and Erik Lamela all featured at the Cardiff City Stadium and Caulker says despite the loss of Bale, Spurs remain a potent attacking threat.
“It’s slightly different there now. Without Bale they did not have that threat – but they have other players who came in and looked strong. I thought their movement up front was great.
“With the money they have spent they have got great players with a lot of movement. They have got Soldado and Eriksen running off and you have got to be focused.
“When you bring on a £27m-plus player in the last minute, like Lamela, it is going to be difficult. With the money they have spent they will all cause teams problems.”