Tottenham Hotspur defender Kevin Wimmer has explained to Spurs TV, that he feels the club’s intense pre-season schedule will mean the side is fully prepared for their Premier League opener against Manchester United.
Spurs have been handed a very difficult first league game to the new season, but are involved in the Audi Cup against Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, two of the best current teams in Europe.
Wimmer has explained that he’s looking forward to the challenge, which is one that he didn’t predict he would be facing at this point in his career so far.
“In just a few days, you play against some of the biggest teams, I’m really looking forward to this,” he told Spurs TV.
“Three years ago when I was playing for Cologne, I never thought I would be playing against such big teams – I think we’ve got really good opponents to play and we’ll be prepared for the first game against Manchester United.”
It’s all about fitness
While no club enjoys losing matches, the most important thing for Tottenham and manager Mauricio Pochettino is for the club’s players to improve their general fitness levels and to stay clear of serious injury.
While the calibre of some of the teams Tottenham are coming up against is very impressive, the intensity of a friendly game is never going to be the same as that of a competitive Premier League match.
That means it’s very important for Pochettino and Spurs to focus on other positives and where they can make life easier for themselves in competitions which are more serious for the football club.
Tottenham’s key men can feature and find some form, getting some momentum as they look to build on last season, hopefully finally achieving their quest for qualification into the Champions League.