Richard Keys predicts how Leicester and Tottenham will fare in Champions League next season

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Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur are set to play in the Champions League next season.

Well-known sports presenter Richard Keys has predicted on his website that neither Leicester City nor Tottenham Hotspur will do particularly well in the Champions League next season.

Leicester and Tottenham are first and second respectively in the Premier League table at the moment.

It is almost a certainly that the Foxes and Spurs will qualify automatically for the Champions League next season.

Keys does not fancy either Leicester or Tottenham to take Europe by storm during the 2016-17 campaign.

“Claudio Ranieri and his Leicester team have made fools out of a lot of people this season,” the former Sky Sports presenter wrote on his website. “I’m one of them. Again, I'm really pleased they have. No offence to Spurs and their fans, but I repeat what I've said here a number of times already - I really hope Leicester win it now. They'll never get this close again.

“That's the down side. As enjoyable as it's been watching them - and Ranieri in his various pre and post match interviews -Leicester won't be able to compete in the C Lge next season. It's right that they'll get the chance. They've earned it, but they just won't make an impact.”

“Would either Spurs or Leicester fare any better in the C Lge?” added Keys. “If I'm honest, I suspect not. What then might that do to our co-efficient? I'll tell you - it gets eroded again.”

Both Leicester and Tottenham deserve to be where they are in the Premier League table at the moment, but Keys makes a valid point.

Neither the Foxes nor Spurs have a squad strong enough to challenge the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus or Real Madrid.

In fact, many will question whether the Foxes or Tottenham would even get out of their respective Champions League groups.

However, Leicester and Spurs are likely to sign players in the summer transfer window, and that would be a help to them in Europe’s premier club competition next season.

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