It will be hard to match last season's achievements, says Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer

Crystal Palace's Emmanuel Adebayor in action with Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer

The 23-year old believes Champions League participation will make things more difficult.

Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer reactsTottenham's Kevin Wimmer reacts

Kevin Wimmer has admitted that it will be tough for Spurs to repeat the achievements of last season, in quotes published by the Daily Mail.

The Lilywhites were in contention for the Premier League title until the last few games of the season but with Champions League football now an additional distraction, Wimmer feels it will be a much bigger ask this time around.

The Champions League trophy before the gameThe Champions League trophy

“It would be a dream if we can have another good season,” said the Austrian international. “We know it's going to be very tough because all the other teams have a lot of strong players now and in the Premier League you never know.

“It's such a good league and every team is hard to beat. Of course we will try to win every game but it's good to be a long season, with Champions League football as well.

“We'll try to be top - that's our aim - but I think it's going to be very hard, maybe even harder than last season because everyone knows what we are able to do now,” he added.

Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer in action with Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh MkhitaryanTottenham's Kevin Wimmer in action with Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Spurs were the team who threatened Leicester’s title charge most last season, but they faded in the final straight and will be keen to avoid that fate again.

Mauricio Pochettino opted to rotate heavily in the Europa League - with an under-strength side eventually knocked out by Borussia Dortmund in the last 16 - but that will not be the case next term, now that Spurs are back in Europe’s premier competition.

Vincent Janssen scores the first goal for the Netherlands from the penalty spotVincent Janssen scores for the Netherlands from the penalty spot

Improved strength in depth is a must if Pochettino’s men are to compete on all fronts and the club has made a good start with the additions of Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen.

Georges-Kevin N’Koudou looks set to be the next arrival and Pochettino admitted yesterday that he expects further signings to be made beyond that.

Tottenham’s squad is starting to take shape and with a couple more shrewd additions between now and the close of the window, they may well end up going one better than they managed last season.

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