By Harvey Byrne
Danny Mills insisted that Tottenham had gone backwards before their Sunday Premier League opener against Newcastle.
Many have been critical of the north London club’s summer window with no new additions to Mauricio Pochettino’s side, while Kyle Walker has departed for Premier League rivals Manchester City.
This left the Argentine boss with having to hand youngster Kyle Walker-Peters his first start in the right-back position with Kieran Trippier also out injured and many felt that the club’s lack of signings will cost them their top four placing.
Mills would seemingly be one who agrees with that view after he told that Tottenham have gone backwards this summer, alongside bringing up the challenge of playing their home fixtures at Wembley.
“If somebody is to sneak into that top seven then great. There is not a huge amount of difference in those teams,” told Mills as quoted by the BBC Sport live blog (Sunday, 1.14pm).
“Tottenham have gone backwards in the transfer market. They have got Wembley to contend with. That is not going to make it easy for Spurs.”
Tottenham will kick off their first league match at Wembley next Sunday against rivals and league champions Chelsea.
The north Londoners will be hoping for better results at the iconic stadium than they achieved in Europe in the last campaign and there may even be new faces in the Spurs team to face Antonio Conte’s side.
Chelsea themselves have also experienced a disappointing summer and they kicked off the league campaign with a demoralising 3-2 defeat away at Burnley.
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