Like many of their rivals, Mauricio Pochettino’s side will head to the United States to take part in the International Champions Cup this summer
Tottenham’s status as one of the new big boys of the Premier League is reflected in their participation in the International Champions Cup this summer.
The showpiece tournament sees Europe’s biggest clubs invited to contest games in the United States and Asia, and Spurs can now consider themselves a part of that club on the back of their performances over the past two seasons.
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Mauricio Pochettino will hope to make it third time lucky in making a third bid for an English championship in 2017-18 and could be set for another busy summer, with interest in his top players expected.
This is your complete guide to the fixtures awaiting Spurs during pre-season.
TOTTENHAM PRE-SEASON FIXTURES
|Date||Opponent||Time (local / BST)||Venue|
|Jul 23||Paris Saint-Germain||20:00 / 01:00||Camping World Stadium, Orlando|
|Jul 26||Roma||20:00 / 01:00||Red Bull Arena, Harrison|
|Jul 29||Man City||17:00 / 23:00||Nissan Stadium, Nashville|
Tottenham have only revealed three pre-season fixtures so far, all of which will come as part of the International Champions Cup in the United States.
Spurs will start that friendly competition in Florida on July 23, meeting Paris Saint-Germain at Camping World Stadium – also known as the Orlando Citrus Bowl. That venue can hold 65,000 fans and is usually used for college American football, though it was home to MLS’ Orlando City before their switch to a new stadium for the current season.
Pochettino’s men then fly two-and-a-half hours north to New Jersey. There they will face Roma at the New York Red Bulls’ Red Bull Arena in Harrison, 30 minutes drive outside of New York City, on July 26. At a capacity of 25,000, it is one of the smaller grounds that will be used for the ICC but was only opened in 2010 and is soccer-specific.
After another two-and-a-half-hour flight southwest, Spurs will land in Nashville for their third and final game of the tournament at the Tennessee Titans’ 69,143-capacity Nissan Stadium, which will host an all-Premier League affair against Manchester City.
As Tottenham do not start the ICC until July 23 and will have completed their fixtures two weeks before the Premier League season kicks off, expect them to book another game or two around their tour to the USA.
WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?
The first Premier League game of the season will kick off on Saturday, August 12 and with no Community Shield or early European commitments, Tottenham will play their first competitive match sometime across that weekend.
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Much like City, Spurs kept their pre-season schedule light last year and played only three friendlies. With the gap that currently exists between their third match and the start of the English campaign, however, it is a safe bet to expect them to add at least one more match to their list.
Tottenham secured direct qualification for the Champions League group stage, so their continental action will not begin until September.