So the fixture list is in and Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas reflected on the news and suggested that a trip to Selhurst Park on the opening day of the season represents a tough start for his side.
“Selhurst Park is always a difficult stadium to go to, it’s a London derby and a tough start,” Villas-Boas said on the official Tottenham website.
Andre may not be all that familiar with the south London club but he was spot on when commenting on difficult clusters of fixtures such as the back to back games with both Manchester sides at the end of November.
“At certain times of the season we have compact fixtures with the top teams again,” he added. “So, for example, last season we had Arsenal and then Manchester City, both away, and we have the same this time.
“November and December is when we gathered many points last season and we will look to do the same again. This time we go to Old Trafford on New Year’s Day, a huge game.”
Andre also suggested that squads across the Premiership would be strengthened and he intimated that Spurs would be no different.
“I’m looking forward to next season. I think there will be big changes in every team and the managerial changes will see different ways of playing,” he said.
“Other teams will look to create strong teams and we will look to do the same, and build a strong, competitive side.”
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