The Champions League returns next month and all four Premier League sides involved in the competition will learn their group stage fate today.
Amongst those are Tottenham Hotspur, set for another year in Europe’s elite competition and hoping to enjoy a strong campaign in North London after struggling for consistency in the competition during recent years.
Spurs have been seeded in pot two for Thursday’s draw, potentially being handed tough games against the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.
Difficult ties could also emerge from big clubs in pots three and four, with Valencia, Hoffenheim, Monaco, Schalke, Lyon and Inter Milan standing out.
It is often a fine balance in the group stages of the competition as fans want to have the best possible chance of advancing to the latter stages but are often also keen on seeing their side go toe-to-toe with some of Europe’s finest clubs.
Ahead of the draw at 5pm BST today, we have assembled some reactions from Spurs fans as to who they want to be drawn alongside.
Barcelona for a trip to the camp nou and to watch Trippier pocket Messi, Ajax for the obvious spurs links and Young Boys for the throwback to our first ever qualification to the champions league
— rich uncle pennybags (@wrybico) August 29, 2018
Paris Ajax Brugge
3 nice cities, minimal travel and returning old boys Serge Lucas Poch, Dav CE Jan & Toby then national trips for Hugo Moussa, Jan Toby & Mousa
— THFC1976 (@THFCsince76) August 30, 2018
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) August 30, 2018
— Ben Marques (@Markez23UBoG) August 29, 2018
Juve so we could get back on them…
CSKA ’cause I think we’ll get no less then 4pts off of them…
Club Brügge so our contigent could get a ”home game”…
— Peter Ström (@popeyedoyle_) August 29, 2018
Bayern, Ajax and Inter. Not to far for fans and players to travel, all massive clubs and great stadia!
— Jack Goodman (@jgoodman23) August 29, 2018
Lokomotiv, Ajax and Athens on paper but Weirdly were less likely to Spurs it up if we get Real Madrid, Schalke and Inter.
— Daniel Gibson (@ShelfSideDan) August 29, 2018
Juve for revenge for last year and Ajax and inter because of their European pedigree
— Chris Rodber (@Beefy1977) August 29, 2018