Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar, who is rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar, has named his Champions League debut against Spurs as his most cherished memory of the competition. 

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham fell to a 2-1 loss at the San Siro in their first group game of the Champions League campaign back in 2018, with Inter scoring two late goals to turn the game around.

However, Spurs would go on to beat Inter in the return leg and progress to the next round at the Nerazzurri’s expense, eventually making it all the way to the final that season.

The clash against the Lilywhites was Skriniar’s first Champions League match and the centre-back admitted that he will never forget that encounter.

He told FCInter1908: “When I close my eyes, the match I remember with the most emotion is my Champions League debut against Tottenham at the San Siro. 

“When we entered the pitch I felt a wonderful emotion. Then there’s my first goal in the competition, the goal I scored against Sheriff.”

Skriniar is rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar, with FCInterNews reporting last month that Antonio Conte’s men could look to swoop for the Slovak in January if he does not agree on a new deal with Inter before then.

The Sun subsequently claimed that Tottenham could face competition from Manchester City and Chelsea for the defender’s signature.

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Few remember that we were actually perilously close to being knocked out in the group stage in the year that we made it to the Champions League final. 

There was little to separate us and Inter, and we needed a late Christian Eriksen winner at Wembley against the Serie A side, and a Lucas Moura equaliser at Camp Nou in the final group game to advance to the next round.

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