Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier has said that his team are desperate to improve in the Champions League during the 2017-18 campaign.
Another impressive Premier League season saw Spurs finish second last term, seven points behind the champions Chelsea, but 11 points above bitter rivals Arsenal, who took fifth position.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side failed to make it out of the group stages of the Champions League, however, as they finished third in Group E behind AS Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen.
Spurs, who will play their home games at Wembley next term, only won two of their six matches in the competition last season, and Dier has revealed that improving in the European Cup is one of the team’s main goals for the new campaign.
Dier told Tottenham’s official website:
“I think obviously we’re disappointed we didn’t reach our main objective which was to finish in first place and win the Premier League, but I think as a whole we can look at the season as a positive.
“We’ve improved a lot on last season (2015-16) in terms of the Premier League, obviously there are things that we can still improve on and definitely next season we’ll be looking to do a lot better in the Champions League as well. But overall I think it’s been a positive season.
“I think this group and this team and this club wants to keep improving and keep striving to do even better than we are at the moment. That’s always the objective.”
Tottenham dropped into the Europa League following their elimination from the Champions League, but they also suffered disappointment in that competition after surprisingly losing to Belgian side Genk in the round of 32.