Spurs legend Gary Mabbutt runs the rule over all our Premier League opposition ahead of the new season in the latest issue of hotspur magazine. And our former captain is convinced that we need to be quickly out of the blocks if we are to succeed.
"A good start is essential...but the record books show that is something of a rarity for us," warns Mabbsy in an eight-page special in the August issue.
"But if Harry Redknapp can fire that momentum right from the word go then who can say what this team can't achieve?"
Gary looks closely at each team, naming their key man, their style, expectations and gives his opinion on who the main contenders will be.
But if we get it right, then the others can worry about us!
"All eyes will be on the Liverpool game on August 16 - and what a way to start," he says. "It's a huge match to start with but sometimes it can be a lot easier than facing a newly-promoted team on the opening day.
"I think we really have the foundations of a unified team this season. There's always been a good vibe around Spurs but Harry seems to be linking individuals into a solid unit.
"If we can start well we might see a sustained challenge for a top four position."
Read Gary's full exclusive assessment of the season ahead in hotspur, our official monthly magazine that is proving a big hit with Spurs fans.
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