Published: Fri, November 30, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham have the belief and faith to win in Barcelona

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham have the belief and faith to win in Barcelona

"It's always nice games to play at the Emirates, with two teams who want to play football and want to win".

As it stands, Spurs are second in the group, level with Inter on seven points but ahead on head to head record (that's how sides finishing level on points are separated).

'It is going to be a very hard game going away to Barcelona, probably one of the most in-form teams in Europe right now.

'If we go there with that mentality and mindset there is no reason why we can not win'. To arrive in that way in Barcelona we need to manage and we need to rotate the squad. "They're not going to have one day off until January".

With Tottenham facing early Champions League elimination, Christian Eriksen came to the rescue against Inter Milan. If not, the demands of the Premier League are so tough.

Tottenham must still beat Barcelona on December 11 at the Camp Nou to make sure of advancing to the knockout phase. That wasn't game over though as Lloris made a fine save to keep out Danilo D'Ambrosio's effort and Inter threw everyone up including Handanovic for a last-gasp corner, but we held firm to register another fine Champions League result.

"What Barcelona is going to do is not in our hands".

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"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".

'When you are injured you realise how blessed you are when you are fit and I prefer it this way than to be sitting on the touchline for a couple of weeks, ' he said.

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

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

'Everybody who follows football knows how big this game is.

"It's a mistake we made, that at this level of football we can not repeat", Pochettino said, as reported by the BBC.

"The most important is to try to avoid risk, to mix ... and rotate", Pochettino said.

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