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Fan rant of the day: No better time for Tottenham to face Barcelona than right now

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Harry Kane of Tottenham scores against Barcelona

Harry Kane against Barcelona

It all comes down to this. Tottenham made a bit of a meal of their Champions League group, but we still have our fate in our own hands.

All we have to do is defeat Barcelona at the Nou Camp. Although that sounds like a mammoth task, Tottenham have more than a decent chance of getting one over the La Liga giants.

Of course, Inter Milan can make things easy for us and lose to PSV, but when have things ever been simple for us?

Spurs lost the reverse fixture at Wembley but Barcelona have some problems which we could exploit. This Catalan side isn’t as imperious or impenetrable as those with Carles Puyol working his socks off at the back.

Barcelona have conceded 19 goals from just 15 La Liga ties, and they even lost to Real Betis at home, which should give us some hope.

Harry Kane scores for Tottenham against Arsenal

Harry Kane celebrates after scoring against Arsenal

Further, we seem to be in great shape with some players being rested in the win over Leicester City. Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen did not start against the Foxes, and the pair should face the La Liga giants on Tuesday.

Barcelona, on the other hand, have to be a little careful with their side.

Changes in starting XI for Barcelona?

Ideally, the Catalans would play all their big guns but it doesn’t really make sense at this stage of the competition.

The La Liga leaders have qualified for the next round of the competition and will top the group, even if they lose the tie.

Luis Suarez of Barcelona

Luis Suarez

Further, they have several players out injured like Samuel Umtiti, Rafinha, Malcom and Sergi Roberto. Luis Suarez only recently came back from injury, and risking him in a dead-rubber doesn’t really make sense.

Barcelona will still be competitive, there are no doubts about that. No club would want to lose a tie in front of their home crowd, and the Catalans still have quality in their side that can hurt us.

However, Mauricio Pochettino spoke about the Catalans not making it easy for us, and we have to go with the right attitude in this clash.

Lapses from any of the players will be exploited by the Catalans but a number of our stars seem to be hitting form at the right time.

Son Heung-min

Dele Alli and Son Heung-min scored in our win over the Foxes, and we seem to be seeing the best of the South Korean.

Harry Kane can run rings around the best defences in the world, but the team as a whole needs to play as it did against Chelsea a couple of weeks ago.

Read more: Former Tottenham star claims this Barcelona star will play in the final UCL group game

Tottenham have the players, the manager and the belief to get the job done at the Nou Camp. We were excellent against Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund last season, and this is another chance for us to prove that we are capable of handling the pressure.

Bring on the Nou Camp!

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La Liga giants to submit last-minute £60m offer for this out-of-contract Tottenham star

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Spurs transfer news: Madrid prepare £60m bid for Tottenham’s Eriksen

The Sun claims that Real Madrid will make a last-minute £60m offer to land Christian Eriksen.

The Dane is out of a contract at the end of the season and the report claims that Real see Eriksen as a replacement for Luka Modric.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen celebrates against Everton

The 27-year-old is one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and started in the 2-2 draw against Manchester City on Saturday.

Daniel Levy doesn’t want to lose big players on a free and the report adds Madrid will try to use this and land Eriksen just before the end of the transfer window on 2 September.

Tottenham did not allow Mousa Dembele to leave on a free last season and the Belgian was sold in the winter window.

Spurs can sell players till 2 September to foreign clubs but cannot buy until the winter window.

Spurs cannot lose Eriksen on a free

This is a tough situation for Spurs as replacing a talent like Eriksen will not be easy.

However, it is better to sell him now and get some decent money in rather than losing him on a free.

Eriksen could also sign for a Premier League club next season, and strengthening our rivals is the last thing we should be doing next season.

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Getting £60m might not be the most best deal for a player of Eriksen’s ability, but it is better than losing him on a free to a Premier League rival.

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Pochettino pleased with 2-2 Man City draw but explains why teams cannot be compared

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Latest Spurs news: Pochettino explains why Tottenham cannot be compared with City after 2-2 draw

Mauricio Pochettino was pleased after picking up a point against Manchester City at the Etihad.

The home side dominated the game and seemed to have won the tie in the final moments when Gabriel Jesus smashed the ball into the net.

However, the goal was ruled out after VAR confirmed Aymeric Laporte had handled the ball in the build-up to the effort.

Tottenham were second best for most of the evening but took their chances.

Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura were the saviours for Spurs and Pochettino admitted that Manchester City were better and his side needs to improve further (h/t Football.london).

The Argentine even suggested that the team isn’t settled enough as the transfer window is still active, and explained why Tottenham’s situation could not be compared to that of City’s (h/t Football.london):

“That is never easy and we face today the last Premier League winner, for the past two seasons. They are a very consistent team, improving every season, signing players that came from different teams who were winning, like Cancelo from Juventus.

“We are in a different process. That is why we cannot compare both teams.”

Poch highlights Tottenham’s spirit

The manager also spoke about the “faith and belief” in the side as they twice came from behind to draw level.

However, Pochettino reiterated that his team needs to improve but was happy with four points from two games so far.

Getting anything against City is an achievement these days and even if we rode our luck a bit, a point has to be celebrated.

Tottenham didn’t start Giovani Lo Celso or Ryan Sessegnon in this game, so there should be more to come from the side.

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Son Heung-min should be back from his suspension soon, and it will be interesting to see how we play with a full-strength side.

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“Announce VAR new contract”, “VAR MOTM” – Some Tottenham fans react hilariously to 2-2 draw with Manchester City

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Latest Spurs news: Last-minute drama helps Tottenham earn point against Man City

The latest instalment of the Tottenham v Manchester City rivalry had lots of drama, once again, right at the end.

Last season’s Champions League encounter at the Etihad will remain etched in memory, but this was another battle that cannot be forgotten.

Manchester City started the game in red hot form as they cut our defence easily. Jan Vertonghen did not start again and Davinson Sanchez was having some problems, like the rest of the team.

Lucas Moura

Raheem Sterling got the opener after a delicious cross from Kevin de Bruyne but we were back in it after Erik Lamela caught Ederson out of position with a curling effort.

The home side then took the lead after a great finish from Sergio Aguero but there was more to come in the second half.

Moura magic from a corner

Spurs were being outplayed in the attacking third by City and we needed some luck to stay in the game.

Lucas Moura was brought on in the second half and he ran towards the box for a corner. The Brazilian then rose highest and headed the ball past the City keeper.

Moura had scored just 19 seconds after coming on and there were wild celebrations in the 56th minute.

City huffed and puffed in the final minutes, and it seemed that Gabriel Jesus had given them the winner in the dying moments of the game.

However, VAR confirmed that Aymeric Laporte had handled the ball in the build-up and the effort was cancelled out.

Many Tottenham fans were relieved at getting the draw while some thanked VAR for helping with the result.

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“Absolute legend”, “You beautiful bald hero” – Some Spurs fans react to star’s hilarious tweet after 2-2 draw with Man City

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Latest Spurs news: Moura has the perfect tweet regarding his goal against Man City

Lucas Moura didn’t start for Tottenham in their draw against Manchester City, but the Brazilian came off the bench to have a telling moment.

It was surprising to see the attacker on the bench with Erik Lamela getting the nod in the XI. Manchester City started the game in all-out attack mode and soon scored via Raheem Sterling.

Kevin de Bruyne was having a brilliant first half as he found space time and again and made us pay with some delicious crosses.

Lucas Moura

However, Lamela soon equalised after he caught out Ederson with a curling effort. City then restored their lead when De Bruyne found Sergio Aguero before half-time.

Moura was brought on in the second half and the Brazilian made an instant impact.

Fans go crazy after Moura’s introduction

City might have dominated the game but Tottenham took their chances to keep them at bay.

There was some controversy right at the end with Gabriel Jesus celebrating the winner, but the goal was ruled out as Aymeric Laporte had handled the ball just before the Brazilian struck.

This brought back memories of the Champions League clash from last season, and VAR was on our side once again.

Moura certainly had a great impact coming off the bench and it was surprising that he out-jumped several City defenders to head in the second equaliser.

Nevertheless, the Brazilian had a great tweet regarding his introduction and here are some of the reactions from the Spurs fans to Moura’s message.

https://twitter.com/RickSpur/status/1162829835334553600
https://twitter.com/VamosYids/status/1162828933907255297
https://twitter.com/MaxTHFC_/status/1162847746925244417
https://twitter.com/SI8BALL/status/1162828885312098306
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