Tottenham Hotspur face PSV Eindhoven tonight in their Champions League match and are in desperate need of a win after losing their two opening games.
Following a summer where Spurs failed to bring in any new recruits, Mauricio Pochettino’s side has struggled and domestically, they have found it hard to put together a solid run of form but currently sit fifth in the table.
In Europe, however, the north London side were given a terrible group as they were drawn against Inter Milan, PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona. After losing their first two games, they go into tonight’s match needing to win or risk being resigned to relegation to the Europa League or even finishing bottom.
Against the Dutch side, Mauricio Pochettino could well have Christian Eriksen back in the team following the Dane’s return at the weekend.
Suffering from a chronic stomach injury, Eriksen missed Tottenham’s games against Huddersfield and Cardiff but came on as a late substitute in Tottenham’s win over West Ham. Without the attacking maestro, Pochettino has lost a player that is not only one of the best in his position but also a player that excels at linking play up between midfield and attack.
The former Ajax midfielder is one of those rare players that can play a pass that no one else sees and is always looking to play runners in behind. Moreover, he has the ability to take the ball under pressure and never gives it away cheaply.
It will be Eriksen’s first game in the Champions League this season and it’s a welcome one for Pochettino.
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