Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry suggested on the Sky Sports Now show on Sky Sports News HQ on Monday morning (broadcast from 10am, August 8, 2016) that Champions League football could affect Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham enjoyed a successful 2015-16 Premier League campaign and finished as high as third in the table.
This means that Spurs will feature in the group stage of the Champions League this coming season.
The North London outfit will be aiming to finish in the top four of the 2016-17 Premier League campaign and perhaps even challenge for the league title.
Former Arsenal striker Henry has suggested that playing in the Champions League could have a negative effect on Tottenham’s Premier League campaign.
“I think something that might stop them, something that you mentioned with Leicester, they can cope a little bit better, is the Champions League,” said Henry on the Sky Sports Now show on Sky Sports News HQ on Monday morning (broadcast from 10am, August 8, 2016) while referring to Jamie Redknapp’s comments about Leicester City on the same programme.
“When you play away in the Champions League against a big team and you have to play away in the league against a big team, sometimes it takes a lot out of you.
“Hopefully they can manage that, but for them that might be something that might stop them from winning the league.”
While Henry does have a point, one suspects that Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino will have already thought about it and will have a plan.
The Tottenham players will relish playing in the Champions League, and if they do well in Europe’s premier club competition, then it is only going to motivate them even more in the Premier League.