While the media is full of Paulinho and Bale this morning, one Spurs player is looking ahead to the action with the start of the new season less than two months away. Gylfi Sigurdsson signed for Spurs some twelve months ago but was very much a fringe player at White Hart Lane for most of the campaign.

In January 2013 there was talk of a move back to one of his former clubs but a proposed deal to Reading failed to materialise and the Icelandic international stayed put. Gylfi finally started to establish himself with some important Premiership goals towards the end of the campaign and now, the 23 year old should get more game time, even if a starting slot is far from guaranteed.

“We started slowly last season, drew a couple of games at home that we really should have won and that cost us,” Sig said.

“We’re all determined to make a good start and pick up good points in the first few weeks.”

The player is also looking to get off to a winning start against Crystal Palace on the opening day but he warned against complacency.

“It will be a difficult game, a London derby and Palace’s first match back in the Premier League,” he added.

“We need to get off to a good start to the season, so it’s important we get the three points and go from there.”

Sigurdsson will want to maintain his impressive end to last season and hopefully improve on his return of seven goals but should AVB find him a place in the starting XI as we open that campaign?



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