Tottenham Hotspur clinched a return to the Champions League thanks to a 5-0 drubbing of Norwich City on the final day of the 2021/22 Premier League season (Premier League).
The Lilywhites will compete among Europe’s elite for the first time since the 2019/20 season after two seasons in the Europa League and the newly established Conference League (UEFA).
Football.London confirm that Spurs will be in pot two ahead of the draw which will take place at a later date.
Antonio Conte’s men are joined in this pot by fellow Premier League sides Liverpool and Chelsea, as well as Barcelona, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, and Red Bull Leipzig.
Pot one is made up of Champions League and Europa League victors Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt, and respective league champions Manchester City, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, PSG, Porto and Ajax.
Pot three consists of Borussia Dortmund, Red Bull Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Napoli, Sporting CP and Bayer Leverkusen.
Marseille will either be placed in pot three or four, while Club Brugge, Celtic and six other sides who qualify through play-offs will be in pot four (Football.London).
So, as Spurs cannot face other English sides at this stage of the competition, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are not options for the Lilywhites.
Rob Guest details who Spurs are able to draw at this point (Football.London):
“Eintracht Frankfurt, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, PSG, Porto and Ajax are all options for the Lilywhites in Pot 1.
“Tottenham can then come up against one of Borussia Dortmund, Red Bull Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan, Napoli, Sporting CP or Bayer Leverkusen from Pot 3, with Marseille also possibly in there depending on who else qualifies for the Champions League.
“Club Brugge and Celtic are the only two clubs confirmed in Pot 4 at present and it won’t be until after August’s play-off round when the identity of the other six sides are revealed.”
Spurs Web Opinion
It will be amazing simply to see Spurs competing in the Champions League next season and hopefully, we have many memorable nights at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of us.
Many fans will be hoping to avoid the big hitters such as Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and PSG from pot one as well as Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan who look like the toughest potential opponents from pot three.
However, to get anywhere in this competition, you have to beat the best and Conte’s side have shown that on their day, they are capable of producing world-class performances.
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