Spurs have failed to finished in the Champions League positions since the 2011-2012 campaign.
In quotes published by Goal, the Belgian responded to questions over Spurs’ ability to break into the top four, stating:
"Well, we have to see. We have a young, talented group with a lot of potential. We want to finish in the top four so that is going to be difficult - it always is in the Premier League. We are confident in ourselves to achieve that."
Alderweireld was signed for £11.5 million, according to the Daily Mail, and his tone will be music to the ears of Spurs fans but the task ahead remains a formidable one.
Manchester United - arguably the team most susceptible to dropping out of the top four - have strengthened considerably this summer and a failure to qualify for the Champions League would be a catastrophe given their financial outlay.
Liverpool - arguably Spurs' closest rivals - have also invested heavily and their summer signings have been good enough to suggest the Reds will be right among the top four chase next season, providing Brendan Rodgers can pull his finger out.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are embedded in the top four and should all qualify once again barring a complete disaster. It will be a difficult task indeed, then, for Tottenham - but Alderweireld is up for the challenge.