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Lloris back to face Barcelona but quartet ruled out for Tottenham

03 October, 2018, 10:48 | Author: Hannah Francis
  • Leo Messi of FC Barcelona reacts during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Club de Bilbao at Camp Nou

The pressure at Camp Nou has undoubtedly increased as league rivals Real Madrid won the Champions League last season.

We are going to play Monday in Wembley against Manchester City and then we must play on Wednesday or Thursday, and then we must play Saturday and Tuesday in the Champions League.

Spurs head to the game following a 2-0 victory against Huddersfield Town on Saturday in the Premier League encounter.

Messi has already scored eight times this season, including a hat-trick in Barca's European demolition of PSV Eindhoven, taking his career tally for the club to well over 500 goals.

"He's set the standard".

The Spurs boss needs no motivation for this clash, but will hope his side can perform better than they did in the recent 2-1 loss to Inter Milan.




Dele Alli (hamstring), Serge Aurier (thigh), Mousa Dembele (thigh), Christian Eriksen (abdomen) and Jan Vertonghen (hamstring) will all be out until after this month's global break.

"As a striker I want to try and match that".

"It's very clear, very simple, we need to be near him when he gets the ball", he added.

Pochettino played for Espanyol when Messi made his first-team debut the previous year but said: "Messi would start to become a great player but, in the moment that he made his debut, it was another youngster that had arrived to the Barcelona team from the academy".

Messi's response according to the report was to attack Barcelona's defense stating that they are conceding too many goals this season. We need to produce that same energy, the crowd were fantastic that night.

Barcelona will be without France worldwide Samuel Umtiti, after the World Cup victor saw red in the same game.

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