All the talk has finally finished and while the conjecture over who may or may not be joining Spurs will go on for another couple of weeks, our season finally gets under way at Tynecastle tonight.
While Spurs may be favourites to win over two legs, former Hearts boss and current Spurs coach Joe Jordan says the team will not underestimate their Scottish opponents.
“We had someone at the game against Aberdeen and I came up to watch them against Motherwell,” said Jordan.
“Our players will be aware of the opposition, individually and collectively.”
Meanwhile, current Hearts manager Paulo Sergio used some odd phrases to sum up his side’s chances which translate to suggest that Spurs are beatable,
“They are human beings like us,” Sergio said. “They don’t have three legs, they just have two like us.
“We are going to fight them the way we can. If they are more talented players, we have to fight with our guns. That’s what we want to do.”
Guns and legs aside, for most Spurs fans it’s just a relief to get the season started and the hope is there for a good result tonight that will give us a comfortable cushion going into the return leg next week