Waddle delivers bold prediction on Tottenham's fortunes this season
By Russell Edge
Former Tottenham star Chris Waddle has said he believes that the current Spurs side could reach this year’s Champions League quarter finals.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino has already seen his players secure qualification to the knock out stage of Europe’s premier club competition, victories over Borussia Dortmund, Apoel Nicosia and Real Madrid, as well as a draw against Los Blancos, seeing them secure their spot with two matches left to play.
While there are still games left to be played and the draw to take place, 62-time-capped Waddle, who made 138 appearances for Tottenham during his career, boldly said on his personal Twitter account that he believes the club can navigate their way past the round of 16 stage and be among the last eight sides left in the competition.
— Chris waddle (@chriswaddle93) November 12, 2017
The club have already improved on last season’s performance in Europe, having finished third in their group, behind winners Monaco and second placed Bayer Leverkusen, before being knocked out of the Europa League by Belgian side Gent.
Prior to last season, Tottenham’s last appearance in the Champions League came during the 2010/11 season, where a side inspired by the talents of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric managed to reach the quarter finals, only to be convincingly beaten 5-0 on aggregate by Real Madrid.
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