BBC pundit insists Tottenham ‘might not be as strong’ as they were last season

BBC pundit and former Tottenham Hotspur star Gary Lineker has suggested that Spurs might have a worse squad than they did at this time last year.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side was somehow challenging for the Premier League title for much of the first half of last season before a collapse happened in the spring.

Spurs still managed to secure a finish in the top four of the league – even though they limped towards the finish line – as they lost several games in March, April and May.

Pochettino’s side have a new season with new ambitions to take care of, and they did well to start things off with a win as a second-half comeback saw them beat Aston Villa 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Gary Lineker says he is expecting Spurs to finish in the top four again but the team does not appear to be as strong as it was last term.

“Tottenham, they’ve added a bit in the window and have some good strength there. They are a good side, I think they will be in the top four again.” he told talkSPORT

“Obviously City and Liverpool, you have to say they will be clear of the others again. I think the gap might close a little bit.

“Tottenham I fancy will be third and then one of the other three for fourth place. I might be wrong. Tottenham might not be as strong as they were last season but I think they will.”