BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Tottenham will draw against Newcastle United.
Spurs kick-off their Premier League campaign with a Saturday evening kick-off at St James’ Park, or whatever it’s called these days and the badly dressed former Liverpool player cannot see Spurs getting all three points.
He told BBC Sport Online: ” Newcastle have made one or two interesting acquisitions like Vurnon Anita from Ajax, and I see this game as a battle between teams who will probably finish fifth and sixth.
“Tottenham are more likely to challenge for the top four than Newcastle, but ultimately I don’t think they will get there.
“Under Andre Villas-Boas, Spurs are very much a team still under construction – they are waiting for Luka Modric to leave so they can bring a couple more players in.
“Villas-Boas was a bit unlucky at Chelsea. What he was doing was a project, as he kept telling us, but the guy in charge basically abandoned it prematurely because they were losing games.
“Experience is usually something you get when you learn from things not going right, so Villas Boas will have learned a lot from his time at Stamford Bridge and, ultimately, I think he will be a success at Spurs.
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