Andros Townsend believes Tottenham are better off without Gareth Bale, insisting that the team don't have to rely on one player to produce when they are full of stars.

Spurs made seven signings in the summer and the side made a positive start to the season despite Bale securing a move to Real Madrid. But they have struggled on the goal front, despite signing Roberto Soldado, and will likely be looking to fix this problem with more activity in the January transfer window.

But Townsend believes that despite Tottenham scoring just nine goals in the league this season they will find their scoring touch because rather than being a one-man team they're now a side full of players ready to show how useful they are.

"Last season Gareth Bale was the star; this season we have a team of stars," Townsend told the Evening Standard.

"We made seven top signings in the summer and we're more well-rounded. We can play two sides - one in the league and then make eight or nine changes for a cup game."

Townsend went so far as to claim that Tottenham could aim for the title this season. The side are currently five points behind leaders Arsenal and should they solve their goal scoring problem there will be no stopping them, according to the England international.

"Is it realistic to aim for the title? I can't see why not," he claimed. "We're in touching distance of the top and we're still fighting for that top space. Four of the top six changed manager in the summer but we've kept continuity and that gives us a massive chance this year.

"Last season, we looked to Gareth a lot, but this year we've got great depth in our squad. The squad will come into it more between January and March and hopefully that depth will give us the upper hand."