Inter Milan boss expecting Spurs to fail at Barcelona

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Dom Le Roy

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has claimed that he is convinced that his side will progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

The Italian’s suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley last night, meaning that Tottenham must match or better Inter’s result against PSV Eindhoven at the San Siro.

Spalletti is indicating that Tottenham will not beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp, which would mean that Inter would only require a draw at the very least against their Dutch opponents who are rooted to the bottom of the group.

Tottenham outplayed Spalletti’s side for large portions of last night’s encounter which kept alive their hopes of making it through to the next round.

Substitute Christian Eriksen popped up with the winning goal ten minutes from time following a marauding run into the penalty area by Moussa Sissoko, who found Dele Alli and the midfielder neatly teed up the Dane to send the Spurs fans into a frenzy.

“I am convinced that if we do what we have to do, we shall go through. I am convinced that it still depends all on us,” Spalletti told FourFourTwo.

“I know there are champions over there [in Barcelona] that are competing to win the Ballon d’Or and that are competing to get as many wins as possible. I know that Barcelona have not lost a home game for the last five years, these are the statistics I am aware of.

“But I keep on saying that we need to do what we need to do, which is to play and win against PSV. Then at the end of our match I will ask what the score of the other match was, but we need to win our game. Before I think about the others I want to focus on our own game.

“I want to play that match with confidence, because if we win we stand a good chance of qualifying, in my opinion.”


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  1. Alex….your headline annoys me.

    There is a huge difference between “bottling it” and losing to Barcelona (which most people would view as a better team than Spurs). Maybe if Spurs go in as underdogs…it helps Spurs.


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