Tottenham Hotspur star Jan Vertonghen has claimed Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen have the potential to emulate former hero Gareth Bale in the near future.

The Wales international star left White Hart Lane in the summer of 2013 to join Real Madrid in a world record £89m move after being named the Premier League Player of the Year, having scored 19 goals in 29 league appearances - 26 in all competitions - during 2012-2013 campaign.

Kane, who yesterday signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract at White Hart Lane, has already scored 20 goals - including a brace against Chelsea on New Year's Day - even though he started the season behind both Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado in Mauricio Pochettino's pecking order.

Meanwhile, the Dane playmaker who arrived from Ajax in a £11.5m move following Bale's departure, has netted 11 goals this campaign - nine in the Premier League - including a number of late winners.

Vertonghen believes that the duo are on the right path to reach Bale's level while Pochettino's current squad is more complete than the Bale's one, which failed to reached the Champions League.

"Are we more complete? Yes, probably," said Vertonghen. "We had a very good side in my first season (2012 - 13) as well, but Gareth was just outstanding, even a class higher than what we have now," the Belgium international said.

"But we've got a couple of guys who can achieve the same performances as he did and they're on their way. Harry and Christian are just unbelievable players.

"We're more complete, we still have a long way to go but what we are doing now is unbelievable. At the beginning of the season we had some problems creating chances but now they're coming from everywhere, which is what we want."

"Nacer Chadli is back now, our full-backs are doing a great job and we're becoming a more rounded side. We can score from anywhere."

After an inconsistent start to life under Pochettino, Spurs are finally starting to shine while having lost only one Premier League game in the last nine appearances.

Vertonghen is confident about maintaining the momentum in the two next crucial games against Arsenal, on Saturday, and Liverpool, three days later in order to keep pushing for the Premier League top four.

"I don't want to say they will be decisive but these games are very important for us. A home game against Arsenal is always something special and against Liverpool, we haven't done too well in the last couple of years.

"But we have to go there to try to win. We won more big games than we did in the last two years but we lost a couple home games stupidly, so we need to win points against Arsenal and Liverpool to achieve fourth place. That's very important."