Confirmed line-ups for Tottenham vs Barcelona: Pochettino and Valverde pick strong teams
After regaining some form in the league, Tottenham welcome Spanish giants Barcelona to Wembley to resurrect their Champions League form. Spurs lost their opening game in their European campaign away to Inter Milan, in a contest where they led until the 80th minute and let it slip in the final minutes.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men got back to back league wins against Brighton and Huddersfield to come into this mammoth clash with some confidence. But given the fact that they are missing Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Serge Aurier, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen for the contest, Lionel Messi & Co. would be licking their lips over another canter at Wembley.
Spurs have to be careful with the way they play this and must not be too open. The midfield and the defence need to understand that they are playing against one of the best in Europe, hence, defensive actions should be prioritised before going forward to attack.
This is because they tried to be too open against Liverpool and were punished, thankfully by only a margin of 2-1. Realistically, even a draw would be a perfect result for Pochettino and his team.
Surely, this would be a well-fought contest between two sides of top quality.
Here’s the Tottenham line-up to face Barcelona:
#THFC: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Wanyama, Winks, Lucas, Lamela, Son, Kane.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 3, 2018
Here’s the Barcelona line-up to face Tottenham:
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 3, 2018