Tottenham have spectacularly returned to form this week and after losing three games on the spin against Watford, Inter Milan and Liverpool they have now won their last three against Brighton, Watford and Huddersfield. Next up, though, is a much harder test as Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona travel to Wembley for their Champions League group stage clash.
– Paulo Gazzaniga (@GazzanigaPaulo) 30 September 2018
In the absence of both Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm, Paulo Gazzaniga has really stepped up to the plate and the Lilywhites are desperate for him to start against their Catalonian opposition on Wednesday. A win over Barcelona would be a great way to really kick off their Champions League campaign and when a loss could see them left behind by both Barca and Inter Milan, making sure that they get a result in two days time will be crucial.
Gazzaniga is likely to be the one starting the clash as Lloris continues to return from injury, however, with the Argentine shot-stopper up against his countryman, Lionel Messi, he’ll have to be on his best form to try and replicate the clean sheet that he managed against Huddersfield on Saturday. The fans will be eager to see Mauricio Pochettino’s side do what they did last year when they beat Real Madrid at Wembley but it’s never going to be easy, although with Gazzaniga in the net, the fans are more confident than ever.
You can see what The Lilywhites’ make of Gazzaniga here:
You’re a prince
— Brandon (@brandoncopeman_) September 30, 2018
No.1 for me. I’m not even joking!
— noname (@yiddooooo) September 30, 2018
You’ve been fantastic! Up the spurs
— Dan (@dan_sadler92) September 30, 2018
Let’s beat Barcelona…
— Woody (@Woody65596415) 30 September 2018
For me it would be rude to drop him, top goalie , safe hands. Next up Barca
— Squidge (@wdlaird) September 30, 2018
Yes Gazza another great display between the sticks mate see you Wednesday #block132boys
— Dean Stockwell (@DeanStockwell4) September 30, 2018
Great work so far! Looking forward to Wednesday! #COYS
— LadyCP1851 (@LadyCP1851) September 30, 2018
The Lilywhites are buzzing to take on Barcelona and will hope Gazzaniga can be at his brilliant best for the clash.
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