Tottenham Hotspur newbie Kevin Wimmer discusses his hopes for the season

The Austrian says top five is a must, but has his eyes on a top four finish.

Tottenham Hotspur may not have done all the transfer business they would have liked yet this summer, but one player they did bring in was Austrian international defender Kevin Wimmer.

The centre-back arrived from FC Koln in Germany in a deal the Daily Mail reported was in the region of £4.3 million.

He has been speaking to Sport 1 in Germany this week about the move and his hopes for the season, making it clear that the Champions League is the main hope for the campaign:

“We are a team that has high expectations. We want to confirm definitely the fifth place from last season, but of course we secretly hope for fourth place to qualify for the Champions League.

“Tottenham is definitely one of the top teams in the Premier League, but it has always been difficult in recent years to break into the big four. It must match in a season all to be one of those teams behind. But we have worked hard to be full attack and try everything.”

Wimmer’s arrival is certainly needed at Tottenham. The club let Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches go this summer – two players who were, in fairness, out of form for quite some time.

They have now brought in Wimmer and Belgian central defender Toby Alderweireld from Atletico Madrid, beating Southampton to the punch.

They join the likes of Federico Fazio, Eric Dier and Jan Vertonghen at the club as Tottenham go on to try and make it into the top four this season.

They start their mission with a fixture against Manchester United this weekend.

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