Harry Winks has revealed that he is already looking forward to the new Premier League season which will see newly promoted Aston Villa visit North London on the opening day of the campaign.
Despite the fact that Spurs face a newcomer to the top flight, Winks insists that the Midlands club will be given full respect.
The England midfielder believes that with Spurs now set to play their first full season at their brand new state of the art 62,062 capacity seater stadium, they will now become a target for the opposition who will want to secure their first win at the new venue.
Winks had an impressive season having forged a solid central midfield partnership with Moussa Sissoko after the pair were almost thrown together following the departure of Mousa Dembele and injuries to Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier.
The 23-year-old who returned to fitness for the Champions League final against Liverpool following groin surgery also believes that Spurs can make their new home a fortres.
He told the official Spurs site: “It’s going to be an exciting game to kick-off the campaign against a newly-promoted side, especially with this being our first full season in the new stadium,”
“Villa are a big club and are going to want to kick-off their season positively after just being promoted back to the Premier League. We’ll be ready for that.
“We also have to respect the fact that this season a lot of teams are going to want to beat us, especially when they play at our new stadium. We will prepare well for every game as always and I’m fully confident can win any game at home.
“Hopefully we can get off to a good start and that can be the catalyst to a winning run which in the Premier League is so important because the early stages of the season can play a big part in determining where you finish at the end of the season.”
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