Champions League: Spur (0) v AC Milan (1)
After two defeats, we hope to bounce back and beat AC and progress through to the next round of the Champions League (Quarter-finals). After all… Conte is back… if that counts for anything. But he still has the same team that suffered the two defeats under his assistant.
Son has stated that Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg against AC Milan is “the most important game of the season”. No, kidding! Wasn’t our continuous place in the FA Cup as important or a top-four place? All victories are important… all results matter. Otherwise, how will we ever achieve anything… get trophies etc.
We are looking to respond after a bad week in which we lost to Sheffield United in the FA Cup and then at Wolves in the Premier League.
As for the first leg of the Champions League in Milan, we lost that and now need to win to keep our only realistic hopes of a trophy alive.
Son continued, “The players are looking forward to it, under the lights in our stadium, and we have to give everything to make the fans proud and the club proud and to make us proud.” As for the other matches…
Our humiliation and exit from the FA Cup to Championship opposition was particularly disappointing as we rarely looked like taking victory in a limp display.
Tottenham Hotspur Champions League form:
Tottenham Hotspur form (all competitions):
AC Milan Champions League form:
AC Milan form (all competitions):
We are still without long-term absentees Ryan Sessegnon, Hugo Lloris, Yves Bissouma and Rodrigo Bentancur.
We will also be working without the suspended Eric Dier after the England defender picked up his third European caution of the campaign in the first leg.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is back from a European ban of his own, though.
Clement Lenglet, Cristian Romero and Ben Davies should shield Fraser Forster again.
Emerson Royal has done well, but Pedro Porro was arguably one of our biggest threats in the defeat to Wolves and will not yield his place without a fight.
My possible starting lineup:
Forster; Romero, Lenglet, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son
It will be a struggle, but I shall go for a 2-nil win (2-1 on aggr).
The weather is not good… will be a long trip to Tottenham… fingers crossed that it will be safe for all.
All the best, Glenn
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