Pochettino says Spurs can beat Barcelona and make knockout round

Spalletti confía en el Barcelona

Spalletti confía en el Barcelona

"We will try to play the ideal game".

"All is possible in football", the Spurs manager said.

On his side's chances of progression, which is also highly likely to require a win in Barcelona next month, he added: "It is going to give us hope or give us a different reality that we can not fight to get through".

"The pressure is on Arsenal to perform and win the game - if Arsenal do not win this game, you are going to go away from here saying, 'Tottenham are just getting away from Arsenal'".

"It is the type of game we all want to play and we are all excited to play".

Tottenham's options in the middle of the park are further limited as Wanyama will once again miss out due to an on-going knee problem while centre-back Juan Foyth won't be available to face Inter as he's ineligible for the group stages of the Champions League.

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

It is a must-win fixture for Tottenham as they seek a place in the knockout stages of the competition.

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"It's so painful. It's a mistake that we made that at this level of football we can not repeat again".

'I think we can beat everyone if we're on it.

"They have a good energy and they have had some very good results in the last few weeks so it is going to be a very good game for both teams".

The best case would be by 1-0 or, if they concede, by a winning margin of more than one goal as that would put them above Inter on the head-to-head record following the 2-1 defeat at San Siro. There aren't players who can play in all 12.

"I'm sure Barcelona will not give anything easy to Tottenham even if they are already qualified", Spalletti said.

"The most important thing is to try and avoid risk, to mix the team, make all players feel important".

The 20-year-old defender was omitted from the list as Spurs have 20 "non-locally trained" players in their squad and are only allowed to name 17, so he was one to be sacrificed.

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