Published: Thu, October 04, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Tottenham Hotspur vs Barcelona Highlights: Barcelona beat Tottenham 4-2

Tottenham Hotspur vs Barcelona Highlights: Barcelona beat Tottenham 4-2

Ahead of the first-team's clash with Barcelona at Wembley on Wednesday, the under-19s met the same opposition at Tottenham's training ground in the UEFA Youth League.

Mauricio Pochettino believes goalkeeper Hugo Lloris - and not a Lionel Messi masterclass - was responsible for Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League defeat to Barcelona. A low pass sent in as Luis SUAREZ let it roll in between his legs and MESSI passed the ball into the net for Barcelona's third goal. In the second half.

Another poor decision from the French World Cup victor gave his side a mountain to climb as he raced from his goal and got caught in no man's land when Jordi Alba teed up Coutinho for the opener.

While the opener owed much to Lloris' poor judgment on his return from an injury sustained during a drunken-driving incident, the second goal was pure artistry.

"Our players were heroes because they were chasing the game against Messi, Suarez, Coutinho and Co".

But although second-half strikes from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela gave Spurs hope of salvaging something from this game, Barcelona held on for the victory.

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has just scored an absolute belter against Spurs in the Champions League tonight, putting the Catalan giants two-nil up in the first 45 minutes.

Messi's response according to the report was to attack Barcelona's defense stating that they are conceding too many goals this season.

They have a tough job to get out of the group now with both Barca and Inter having six points on the board.

Pochettino said his plan had gone out of the window after his side's woeful start. "When you play against Barcelona you can have different players and different tactics but the result will be the same".

Kane has been prolific for Tottenham over the last four years, but he admits he needs to become even more ruthless with his finishing to approach the jaw-dropping statistics compiled by the Argentina forward. With the rebuilding of White Hart Lane overrunning, Wembley is still Tottenham's temporary home.

But question marks do remain about their ability to seriously challenge for the Champions League title this season, despite making it two wins from two to open up group play.

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