Barcelona vs Tottenham Hotspur: 3 reasons why Spurs could win | UEFA Champions League 2018-19.It’s Champions League week, and the big games are underway! The Catalans take on Tottenham Hotspur tonight at the Camp Nou. Spurs were beaten 2-4 by Barcelona when they last met at Wembley, as it was once again a Leo Messi show, and a screamer by Rakitic sealed the win.
However, if Spurs are on the losing end today, they will have to bid goodbye to their Champions League hopes, following the path of their North London rivals Arsenal.
Tottenham Hotspur registered a win last weekend against Leicester City away from home, despite resting their star players – Harry Kane and Eriksen. Dele Alli played some minutes out on the pitch, and scored a goal too. It was a great performance overall from the North London side, and they look in good form to face the mighty Barcelona.
Barcelona sits top in Group B with 13 points to their name, nearly 6 more than Tottenham and Inter Milan. Spurs and Inter Milan share the same goal difference of -1, and if Inter Milan bags a win against PSV, it will be a do or die game for Tottenham.
Tottenham must win the game with a great scoreline, as it is likely Inter Milan will win against PSV. So, if the Spurs plan on moving ahead in the UCL, they must have a better goal difference than Inter Milan.
After the defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates, Tottenham was in a bad mood. The internet went nuts over the game, with The Gunners celebrating the win! However, Tottenham have regained 3rd spot, with Arsenal back on 5th.
Tottenham since the defeat have managed two wins in a row, and their game against Chelsea tells us what they can do when it’s their day. Pochettino relied on his pacy wingers to get in behind the likes of David Luiz and Rudiger, considering the fact that Alonso is mostly caught up high on the pitch. A 3-1 win against The Blues is something they’ll cherish forever.
My point is, Poch must stick to his tactics – playing wide and relying on Son and Lucas Moura to get in behind Pique and Lenglet who play a very high line.
It’s not impossible to defeat Barcelona at the Camp Nou. If Real Betis could do it, considering Spurs’ form, why can’t they?