“Two things are important,” said coach Mauricio Pochettino. “First we have the points deal. Further, should our group Barcelona win Inter. Then we have a chance at the second place.”
Pochettino calls it a disappointment that the London club, the match against PSV is still not on the private White Hart Lane can play. The renovation of the track takes longer than expected. The opening is now for January planned. “Especially the fans that we always get to Wembley have continued to support earn the next year the continuation of the Champions League in their own house. Only for these people we need to win the match.”
The Spurs won only a point in the group stage, with PSV, and together with the Locals at the bottom. Inter has 5 points more, Barcelona has after three duels, the maximum number of points and seems to be already sure of the next stage.
Mousa Dembélé two weeks ago against PSV
Tottenham miss Tuesday Mousa Dembélé. The Belgian midfielder has yet to suffer from an ankle injury to Wembley in action. Dembélé hurt themselves this past weekend in the won match with Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-2) in the Premier League and fell early.
It is the second meeting between PSV and Spurs in the group stage of the Champions League. The first match two weeks ago in Eindhoven, ended in 2-2. Dembélé started that match in the base and the base was a quarter of an hour for time change.
Hendrix lurks in luck against Spurs
Next to Dembélé should Tottenham manage without Eric Animal (dijbeenblessure) and Victor Wanayama (knee). Keeper Hugo Lloris is suspended and is replaced by Michel Form. Danny Grone and Jan Vertonghen have long been absent.
Dele Alli on the other hand is available again. The attacker was lacking in the selection of the last weekend, in the won match with Wolverhampton in the Premier League.
PSV with 21 players to London