Tottenham Hotspur opinion: Tottenham Hotspur – Champions League preview
Last season’s runners-up, Tottenham Hotspur, will head into this season with a lot of disruption in the squad because of the contract situations that are up in the air. This Spurs side has gained a lot of experience over the last couple of years and are no longer underdogs.
They’ve made some big midfield reinforcements but have lost threat from the full-back area. Spurs had an unbelievable campaign last season as they made some incredible comebacks on their way to the finals and will be hoping that they can do the same in a more convincing manner.
The big fixture in Group B is the game against Bayern Munich. Bayern haven’t made an ideal start either, meaning it’s completely up in the air.
They also have a very difficult away trip against former European Champions and current Serbian champions Red Star Belgrade. Red Star did beat Liverpool last season in the same fixture and Spurs will have to be careful.
Their final game is against Greek champions Olympiacos and should ideally be the easiest among the lot. There will be more travelling in this group for Spurs than they’re used to.
Spurs are going to find it hard to win all their games but should have just enough to make it out of the group. They might, however, find it very difficult to make progress in the further stages of the competition unless they get an easy draw.
Their league form will have to improve and once that happens, their performances in the Champions League will simultaneously make an impact as well. It’ll be an even bigger surprise if they make it to the finals this season.