With the Champions League Group Stage draw just around the corner, Tottenham Hotspur are the only London club in the prestigious competition this year.
Last season was actually the first time in 23 years that Spurs fans could celebrate finishing above their bitter Arsenal and Chelsea rivals.
Spurs have now competed in the Champions League for three years running, making them somewhat regulars in the top European competition.
However, doubts have crept in about Tottenham’s 2018/19 credentials after the failed to sign a single player in the summer, the first team to ever do this in Premier League history.
Meanwhile, their London counterparts have been active in the market, improving their squads for the season ahead.
Despite a lack of signings, ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes that Spurs have what it takes to repeat the feat and finish top in London for the second year running.
“I think Tottenham, over a period of two or three years, have been consistent enough and still retained all their best players for us to show a level of belief for us to think they should be in the top four again.
“They’ve won our trust, they’ve performed season in and season out, it’s a brilliant performance by Mauricio Pochettino there with no budget, no budget.
“We said last year would they finish in the top four, with the Champions League, the Wembley factor, now we’re saying it again, having to change stadiums again, not signing any players, players coming back late from the World Cup – it’s a big challenge, but one thing he has is great spirit, great work ethic, a good team and they perform year in year out.
“This is the most consistent and best Tottenham team by an absolute street that we’ve seen in my lifetime, an absolute street They’re a joy really, the players keep coming and doing it again and again and they overcame these challenges last season.”
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