Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Jonathan Veal has been left blown away by some off-field news in the last 48 hours as he shares some eye-opening fixture information.
The Lowdown: Spurs set for major season…
After an exciting start to the transfer window, Spurs supporters could be set for a very interesting 2022/2023 Premier League campaign, coming after manager Antonio Conte guided them to Champions League qualification.
The Lilywhites are making a return to Europe’s most elite competition after a two-season absence and a lot has changed since former boss Jose Mourinho saw his Spurs side demolished by RB Leipzig in 2020.
Tottenham have since appointed ex-Chelsea boss Conte who has seemingly revitalised N17 and even motivated a £150m cash injection from ENIC for this summer.
As such, there is reason to be optimistic for 22/23, and who Spurs will be playing first and foremost will prove a crucial aspect of their start.
The full fixture list is now confirmed and journalist Veal is blown away by one aspect of this off-field news.
The Latest: Veal blown away…
Reacting to Spurs’ opening weekend schedule for next season, the reporter has drawn attention to the fact Conte’s side are playing a 3pm kick off at home on a Saturday for the first time since December 2019.
“Wow, wow, wow, get the banners out. Tottenham’s opening game of the season against Southampton will be their first Saturday 3pm kick-off at home since December 2019!”
The Verdict: Grand occasion…
Welcoming what could be Conte’s entirely fresh and new-look Spurs team at home, depending on developments, should be a grand occasion for Lilywhites supporters.
Perhaps a roaring reception from the north London crowd could provide some real motivation for the Italian and his players to go the extra mile next season, and it could come with a little less pressure too playing without the prime-time cameras in attendance.
Who should Spurs sign next for Conte?
A star centre-back
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