BBC pundit offers confident Tottenham prediction, midfielder makes admission

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Christian Eriksen claims that Tottenham Hotspur will not struggle at the Wembley Stadium like Arsenal did.

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen before the matchTottenham's Christian Eriksen

Chris Waddle has told BBC Sport that his former club Tottenham Hotspur will win the Premier League title this season.

The former Newcastle United and Tottenham attacker has backed Spurs to finish ahead of Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United in the league table during the 2016-17 campaign.

“A lot of people associate me with Spurs because I played there and will be thinking I am just favouring my old club but I think they will be stronger for what happened last season,” Waddle told BBC Sport while explaining his prediction.

“They came very close and just blew up at the end but they have a lot of young players who will have learned a lot from that and will also be hungry to make amends, not just for missing out on the title but also finishing below Arsenal.”

General view of White Hart LaneGeneral view of White Hart Lane

Tottenham attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, though, has claimed that the North London outfit are not looking to win the Premier League title this season.

Eriksen, who is one of the best players at Spurs, has admitted that the North London outfit are aiming to finish in the top four.

“I think for us it’s probably not about winning the league,” the 24-year-old told Sport Magazine when asked if Tottenham can win the Premier League title this season.

“First, it’s again about keeping the momentum we had going last season. Not the last four games, but until then we did very well home and away, we had a high level through all the games.

“We want to stay in the Champions League again next season, so I think that’s probably going to be the goal again. But I wouldn’t say we’re going to win the league. Not yet.”

Chris Waddle gets to work at Hallam FC as part of Captital One's "Grounds for Improvement" promotion, offering one grassroots ground the chance to win a makeover worth up to £75,000. Visit facebook.com/CapitalOneUKChris Waddle

Eriksen has also claimed that Tottenham are not going to struggle in Champions League games at the Wembley Stadium in London.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side will play their European games at Wembley this season.

North London rivals Arsenal hosted Champions League games at (the old) Wembley in 1998-99 and 1999-2000.

Eriksen believes that Spurs will not struggle to adapt to playing at the Wembley Stadium in London like Arsenal did.

“For us, hopefully, it won’t make that much of a difference,” Eriksen told Sport Magazine when pointed out that Arsenal struggled a bit when they moved to the old Wembley for Champions League games.

“The pitch is much bigger at Wembley; White Hart Lane is very small, very narrow, so for that feeling it will be different.

“But, again, how we play and the condition we will hopefully be in, it won’t make that much difference.”

While Tottenham fans will want the team to challenge for the Premier League title this season, Eriksen is right in lowering expectations.

Competing with the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City for the league title this season is going to be hard for Spurs, but they can certainly finish in the top four.

Tottenham's Christian Eriksen applauds fans after the gameTottenham's Christian Eriksen

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