Spurs may have been handed a favour from Zinedine Zidanes Real Madrid side following their 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final.
Madrid’s win, their third success on the trot.means could now be handed a more favourable draw in next season’s group stage.
We were famously handed an incredibly tough draw from Pot 3 this season but still emerged as group winners ahead of Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia.
However Madrid’s success means that they will take the place in Pot 1 for the holders, and in turn freeing up their natural place in Pot 2 which will be taken by Spurs as the highest-ranked team in Pot 3.
And more bad news for Liverpool, they will now face a tough draw as the lowest-ranked English team and will be in Pot 3. Had they won the final, they would have been in Pot 1 and Spurs in Pot 3.
Manchester City are in Pot 1 as Premier League champions with Manchester United in Pot 2.
The pots look like this:
Pot 1: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Lokomotiv Moscow, FC Porto
Pot 2: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Benfica*, Napoli, FC Basel*, Tottenham Hotspur
Pot 3: Roma, Dynamo Kiev*, Schalke, Liverpool, Lyon, Monaco, FC Salzburg*, Ajax*
Pot 4: All other qualifying teams (includes Inter Milan, Valencia, Hoffenheim, Celtic*)
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