Tottenham have been again drawn into the Champions League ‘group of death’ this season. After successfully navigating their way past Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and APOEL last season without a defeat in the groups, they now have Inter Milan, Barcelona and PSV to worry about and after losing to Inter in their opener, this week’s Barcelona match is huge.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 29 September 2018
The Lilywhites overcame Huddersfield yesterday in preparation for the game but lost Jan Vertonghen to injury in the first half. The club are going through something of an injury crisis. Hugo Lloris, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Moussa Sissoko are all doubts for the game and when the Catalonian giants travel to Wembley in three days time Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to ensure he has as many of his players fit and ready as possible.
On a more positive note, in the opening game week of the Champions League, Samuel Umtiti was sent off for Barcelona against PSV and will miss the clash at Wembley as a result of that red card. Last season Poch’s side overcame both Dortmund and Real Madrid 3-1 at Wembley and will be desperate to repeat that feat against Barcelona on Wednesday when Lionel Messi and co come to town.
You can read the Lilywhites’ thoughts ahead of the Barcelona tie here:
Solid win, now on to Wednesday! Bring on Barca COYS
— Sophie England (@SophieThfc10) 29 September 2018
Wrap them all in cotton wool for Barca on Wednesday. COYS
— LP (@Verttonghen) 29 September 2018
Great result everyone, onwards and upwards, Barca next #COYS
— Adrian Rutter (@adrian_rutter) September 29, 2018
— Daniel Woodley (@dwoodley1990) 29 September 2018
Could've done better but the 3 points are all that matters. Good efforts lads, on to wednesday! #COYS
— dǝssnʎ sı ǝɯɐu ʎɯ ıɥ (@AmpayChupe) September 29, 2018
Solid win, 3 points and a clean sheet!
Bring on Barca!
— Freddie (@Freddie_LR) 29 September 2018
Clean sheet. That’ll do now Barcelona
— Jules (@JulianAubrey10) 29 September 2018
The fans are ready for the Barcelona clash and would do anything to beat Ernesto Valverde’s side on Wednesday evening.
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