Tottenham Hotspur is set to play Spanish club Real Madrid and former superstar Gareth Bale as part of the prestigious Audi Cup this. The four team tournament will be held at Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena in early August, and will also feature hosts Bayern Munich and AC Milan. Spurs' participation in the tournament was confirmed by Tottenham's website and on Twitter.
Our first team will take part in the prestigious Audi Cup in August as part of our preparations for the 15/16 season. pic.twitter.com/eJTXM5SNpC— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 3, 2015
The Audi Cup is a biennial tournament hosted by Bayern Munich and that features a rotating cast of teams, many of them among the best in the world. 2013's tournament was won by Bayern and included Manchester City, Inter Milan, and Brazilian club Sao Paulo. Spurs are guaranteed two games: they will play Real Madrid on Tuesday, August 4 at 5:15 p.m. UK time. Bayern and Milan will play August 4 at 7:45 p.m. The winners and losers will then square off the following day.
Tickets are available for purchase now at audicup.de.
Said Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino:
"The Audi Cup will provide us with a great opportunity to take on top-class opposition in a fantastic stadium. It will be a good test for our squad and I am sure our fans will enjoy this experience too. This competition will also form an important part of the final stages of our preparations with the Premier League season beginning just a few days later."
This tournament will take place just ahead of the English Premier League season, giving Spurs a good opportunity to see how they fare against one of the top clubs in the world very early on. Spurs could also be squaring off against former players Gareth Bale, whom Spurs sold to Madrid for a world-record fee in 2013, and Luka Modric, whom Spurs sold to Madrid in 2012.