After several seasons of showing promise and some consistency.

Golden boot winner at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, Harry Kane and his teammates are expected to challenge for English Football's top prize.

Having finished 3rd, 2nd and 3rd over the last three Premier League seasons, Spurs fans want top glory. 

If they are to achieve that, they need to kick-off to a winning start away to Newcastle on Saturday, August 11.

Meanwhile, there might be a storm in manager, Mauricio Pochettino's tea cup after a courageous display from his side in a 2-all draw against Spanish champions, Barcelona.

French international, Moussa Sissoko joins the long list of mid-fielders that are set gto begin the season on the sidelines.

He is the fourth player to be injured on the trip after Wanyama, Erik Lamela and youngster Tashan Oakley-Boothe.

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Tottenham battled back from a two goals down to draw 2-2 with Barcelona before falling in a penalty shootout in the International Champions Cup in Los Angeles.

Munir headed Barcelona ahead after 15 minutes before Arthur drilled home a second to put the Spaniards 2-0 up in the 30th minute.

Christian Eriksen rattled the post with a 30-yard free-kick before Tottenham got back into the game 16 minutes from time when Son Heung-Min scored from close range after Eriksen's initial shot was blocked.

Georges-Kevin N'Koudou then leveled a minute later in a goalmouth scramble.

After the game, Pochettino revealed Wanyama has flown home for treatment after suffering a recurrence of the same injury that ruled him out for four months of last season in training last week.

Would Tottenham be willing to break the banks and re-buy their former playmaker from Real Madrid, Luca Modric?