Rio Ferdinand makes a prediction about Tottenham and Leicester

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Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City will play in the Champions League next season.

(L - R) Jake Humphrey, Ian Wright and Rio Ferdinand before the match

Former Manchester United and Leeds United defender Rio Ferdinand has suggested to The Sun that neither Tottenham Hotspur nor Leicester City would fare well in the Champions League next season.

Tottenham finished third in the Premier League this past season, while Leicester shockingly won the title.

Both Spurs and the Foxes have booked their place in the group stage of the 2016-17 Champions League campaign.

Tottenham and Chelsea players clash

Ferdinand has predicted that neither Tottenham nor Leicester would do too well in Europe’s premier club competition next season.

Spanish duo Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will face each other in the final of the 2015-16 Champions League at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan on Saturday evening.

Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater, Jamie Vardy and Robert Huth with the trophy on the bus during the parade

“As an Englishman you have to be disappointed that we have no clubs in the final again,” Ferdinand told The Sun. “But you cannot hide the fact our teams are not good enough.

“The Premier League standard this season has not been rubbish but it was nowhere near as high as years gone by. A big reason has been inconsistency.

“The only two consistent teams in the division this season were Leicester and Tottenham — and I can’t see them doing any better in the Champions League.”

Not many Champions League followers would expect Tottenham or Leicester to win the prestigious competition next season.

However, both Spurs and Claudio Ranieri’s side could at least get out of their respective groups.

Tottenham are certainly going to reinforce their squad in the summer transfer window in order to cope with Champions League football next season.

As for Leicester, they showed this past season what they can achieve with team spirit and working hard.

Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele and Clinton N'Jie with fan Marshall Janson at half time

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