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Mauricio Pochettino speaks about Tottenham facing top-class opposition this summer

The Tottenham Hotspur boss has been looking ahead to a busy summer of action.

It has been announced that Tottenham Hotspur will take part in this summer’s Audi Cup in August, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side taking on Real Madrid on Tuesday 4 August and either Bayern Munich or AC Milan the following day.

The matches will be ideal preparation as Spurs attempt to build up a head of steam before heading into a vital Premier League campaign.

Tottenham finished this season fifth, but they will want to go one better and get into the top four, earning Champions League qualification in the process.

That will not be easy, with so many strong clubs competing in England’s top tier, but with the right summer signings Tottenham could just break through.

Speaking following the announcement of his side’s pre-season opponents, in comments posted on the club’s official Twitter account, Pochettino said, “The Audi Cup will provide us with a great opportunity to take on top-class opposition in a fantastic stadium.

“It will be a good test for our squad…an important part of the final stages of preparations with the season beginning just a few days later.”

Tottenham have a number of exciting young players who played a significant role this season, but the trick is to ensure they continue to blossom while also bringing in the experienced heads who can guide them through a tough campaign.

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