Popular Tottenham Hotspurs blogger George Edward Lacey spoke on the play for the club ahead of the new season, being a former professional footballer who played for the club and being a close watcher.

Lacey said he knows the club would retain a similar fate as last season where they made a serious push for the title despite having a young squad. He said the talent and bond in the team was a big plus ahead of the season.

Spurs would be playing in the biggest continental football tournament – the UEFA Champions League, and Lacey says they are excited about it. He feels excited at the chance to see the club’s games at the new Spurs Stadium for the 2016/17 season – Wembley, with over 80,000 fans. He said their Champions League fate depends on the level of opposition at the group stage but he says the target would be at least a quarter final ticket. He praised the efforts of the coach Maurio Pochettino in adding new players Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen to the team during the break. He hailed the purchase of Wanyama for £12 million as he was a good midfielder, going by his performance at Southampton in the last campaign. He added that Janssen would be a good striker partner for Harry Kane who would continue his scoring, despite the no show at the Euro 2016 when he represented England.

Lacey blamed the last season on inexperience but said the team learnt a lot after the season ended. He opines that a solid start for the team as the season begins would be a good springboard for success. He said he would have preferred their European games at White Hart Lane and even felt a bit gutted when Wembley was chosen, but hopes the fans will turn out in mass for the game.