Mauricio Pochettino: Let's face Barcelona with a smile

Mae Harvey
October 3, 2018

Additionally, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele, Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier are unavailable as Spurs face an injury crisis before the worldwide break.

"Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have gone above the norm, when they're scoring 50 or 60 goals a season", said Kane.

The Argentine manager, while being asked at a press conference about what would represent progress this term, particularly with his club still being alive in all four competitions, refused to comment specifically, and indicated that dreams must play second place to reality.

Tottenham entertain Barcelona at Wembley tomorrow night in the UEFA Champions League group stage. He's definitely set the standard for the rest of us and he still is.

Spurs lost their opening game away to Inter Milan at the San Siro as the hosts came from behind late on to win 2-1.

Messi has reportedly responded to Pique by criticizing Barcelona's defence, stating that the side has conceded way too many goals and that the defence needs to do more work.

"We got off to a great start last season, beating Dortmund at home".

"It's a very important match, they're a fantastic opponent, but we've shown in recent years that we can beat top teams", he continued. "We will do our best to stop him". "It's only about enjoying it, being close, helping the players that are going to face him to stay close and, when you have the ball, trying to have possession, to play in the opposite half, to try to push Leo to play far from your goal".

"We are not victims though".

"Barcelona might play better than Real Madrid did last season". "Every player must feel they can win and achieve what we want".

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