Barcelona v Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino believes Spurs can win

Barcelona v Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino believes Spurs can win

Barcelona v Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino believes Spurs can win

Christian Eriksen's 80th-minute victor means that Spurs travel to Barcelona on 11 December knowing that a win will be enough to see them through to the round of 16, whatever Inter manage against PSV Eindhoven.

UEFA is not happy with the aesthetics of the pitch, which has bumps and patches of mud, but is satisfied enough for the game to go ahead.

Inter boss Luciano Spalletti, meanwhile, was frustrated with his side's inability to cling onto the point they needed to secure their progression to the knockout stages.

Inter's knowledge that a point would send them through meant they approached their first competitive match at Wembley with extreme caution.

"When people say something is going to be hard I am so excited to show it is possible to do". A late collapse saw Inter win 2-1, and Tottenham lost the following game at home to Barcelona.

"Barcelona are one of the best teams in Europe and they have unbelievable players", said Pochettino. It will be so tough. "And now we're going to play another game that we must win". Now we need to show tomorrow that we are in a very good way and use the Chelsea performance as an example.

Lloris told RMC Sport: "We need to at least repeat the Inter result to reach the next round".

The Gunners are now on an 18-game unbeaten run under the stewardship of Unai Emery and have already sealed their progress to the next round of the Europa League. "Every three days playing games is so tough". "We dominated and we created the best chances", he said.

Pochettino, who started Eriksen and Son Heung-min on the bench against Inter, hopes his side arrive in good shape for their meeting with Barca on December 11.

"But, of course, in the Champions League, no one is going to give a present and play and not care about the result".

But we can not play with 13 players. "We need to change like basketball so players can go in and out".

The Belgium defender, who could have capped his comeback with a goal against Inter, is one Spurs player who does not mind their congested fixture list. "The most important thing is to try to avoid risk, mix the team with different players and rotate so all players feel important". If we win we are right, if we lose we are wrong.

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