Published: Fri, November 30, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

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

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

Given the physical demands on his players, Pochettino has suggested a rule change that would allow him to repeatedly introduce and substitute players throughout a match.

Content to defend deep for long periods, Inter's safety-first game-plan was nearly undone when Harry Winks curled a superb effort against the bar from 25 yards.

'I think we can beat everyone if we're on it. We have respect for each other in a good way and I'm looking forward to it, but I need a rest first.

Mauricio Pochettino has said Juan Foyth's absence from Tottenham's Champions League squad list underlines the club's mistakes in the summer transfer window and their need to recruit homegrown talent. "In the Champions League no one is going to give a present and not care about the result". Of course now that is the problem and it's so painful to have players out of the list.

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 are very disappointed with the result, we'll go into the next game and see what happens".

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. "They [Arsenal] look like a different team and it will be a big game". But we're happy. Chelsea and now Inter and both games were must win games. "He's a victor. His mentality is that he gets bored quick when he doesn't feel the pressure and challenge".

"Everything is fine with Radja and there was no issue between us at the time of his substitution", said Spalletti.

"He's a competitor, he loves this type of game".

"It is a decisive game, it is a must-win game".

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

"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'. We are going to try".

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