Spurs Boss Mauricio Pochettino Makes Bold Claim Ahead Of Barcelona Clash

Spurs Boss Mauricio Pochettino Makes Bold Claim Ahead Of Barcelona Clash

Spurs Boss Mauricio Pochettino Makes Bold Claim Ahead Of Barcelona Clash

Christian Eriksen came off the bench to score the only goal of the game as Tottenham Hotspur beat Inter Milan 1-0 on Wednesday evening to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

Tottenham, who hit the crossbar through Harry Winks prior to their deserved breakthrough, must now match Inter's result against PSV Eindhoven when they travel to Barcelona in two weeks' time.

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.

Spurs go into the game looking to make it a great week for the club after they beat Chelsea in the Premier League last weekend and Inter Milan in the Champions League in midweek.

"Inter came to defend, they knew one point would be better than losing", Eriksen said, "and playing against Italian sides you don't have many chances".

Barca have not lost at home in the Champions League since 2013.

"It's going to be very competitive but of course they're qualified in first with 13 points".

"Hopefully, PSV will play the game with passion and desire, which will make things hard for Inter".

When pushed on his bold comments about winning in Barcelona, he said: "All is possible in football". "We need to change like basketball so players can go in and out".

Toby Alderweireld has said the north London derby is arguably the biggest in the world as Tottenham prepare to visit Arsenal on Sunday.

"I can not play with 13 players", he said.

It was a dramatic end to a hard-fought clash that Tottenham had to win to avoid bowing out at the group stage for the second time in three seasons.

Spurs have also applied to play 17 more matches at Wembley between January and May - seven at full 90,000 capacity - as a contingency measure in case there are further delays. But we're happy. Chelsea and now Inter and both games were must win games.

"To do that there's no player - maybe the keeper - who can play in the 12 games".

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