Spurs Boss Mauricio Pochettino Makes Bold Claim Ahead Of Barcelona Clash

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during a Champions League group B soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan at Wembley stadium in London Wednesday Nov. 28 2018. (AP

"The playability of the Champions League match, Tottenham-Inter, is not compromised", a spokesperson told Reuters.

"All is possible in football", the Spurs manager said. But of course it will be so hard and we need to focus now on Sunday - another derby against Arsenal. At the start we were winning games but maybe not with our best form. "He's going to play of course and he's showed great quality, but I'm disappointed that we can not come with him in the Champions League". But one thing we have is belief and faith that we can win. I don't know which scenario cynics would judge least likely - Spurs going through or the new stadium being ready by then - but here's how they can get there from their position in third place and three points behind Inter in Group B. First off they have to win.

The Gunners are now on an 18-game unbeaten run under the stewardship of Unai Emery and have already sealed their progress to the next round of the Europa League.

That success in Europe keeps their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages alive, although they have to go to Barcelona in a fortnight's time and match the result of Inter, who hostPSV Eindhoven.

"I think the performance was very good, we fully deserved the victory", said Pochettino.

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"The Liverpool performance was good at the Emirates and they will need that sort of performance again and Tottenham not to be on song".

"Hopefully, PSV will play the game with passion and desire, which will make things hard for Inter".

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. Us and Inter can only arrive with 10 points.

'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. "But I would like to change that mentality in football of 'why play one and not another?"

The Belgium defender, who could have capped his comeback with a goal against Inter, is one Spurs player who does not mind their congested fixture list.

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