Published: Fri, November 30, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Barcelona v Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino believes Spurs can win

Barcelona v Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino believes Spurs can win

A 1-0 loss to Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday saw Inter slip behind Spurs and down to third in Group B , substitute Christian Eriksen netting the victor 10 minutes from time.

When pushed on his bold comments about winning in Barcelona, he said: "All is possible in football".

"The form we're in right now, it's probably the flawless time to go there", he said."It's a game the fans want to win and one we want to win".

While Tottenham and Inter are level on seven points, the London club is now up into second place by virtue of Eriksen's goal in the reverse fixture in September.

Tottenham go into the match in good form having disposed of Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday evening, and a similar performance to the one they produced in that clash may well be enough for Mauricio Pochettino's team to take their qualifying hopes down to the final match.

"We need fresh legs, fresh mind and no injuries".

Instead, we kept playing our football and when Sissoko and Dele teed up Eriksen in the 80th minute, that patience was duly rewarded with a fine victor to keep our Champions League aspirations alive. "We need to arrive that way in Barcelona".

Pochettino's side will go out if they fail to beat the Italian side at Wembley.

Tottenham must still beat Barcelona on December 11 at the Camp Nou to make sure of advancing to the knockout phase.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Red Devils are keeping an eye on the 29-year-old striker as a potential target and that they play on keeping tabs on him until the end of the season.

"What Barcelona do is not in our hands. I am convinced that it still depends all on us", said Spalletti.

"I thought we were growing and didn't make the most of some scoring opportunities, then conceded with a distraction and nobody was able to cut out the pass".

Harry Winks said that the game has come at the right time for Tottenham.

The Dane was the beneficiary of good work by Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli to score at the far post with 11 minutes left.

Pochettino's relief was clear as he looked to the heavens and pumped his fists, but Tottenham still have one last daunting hurdle to overcome in Barcelona before they can celebrate a last 16 berth.

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