Mourinho explains two omissions to his latest Champions League squad

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur will son embark on the next leg of their 2020 Champions League journey after qualifying out of the group stages yet again this year.

Spurs finished second in their group behind Bayern Munich and were then drawn against German league high flyers RB Leipzig for the first knockout round.

Tottenham play the first leg of the tie at home on February 19 as they look to take an advantage to Germany in March.

Last season, Spurs all but tied up the match in this first leg as they defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-0. Spurs play the away leg of their knockout round on March 10 this season.

However, there will be some changes to Jose Mourinho’s Champions League squad ahead of those matches following the January transfer window.

New boys Steven Bergwijn and Gedson Fernandes will surely slot in somewhere, although both started the season aged 21 and 20 respectively.

After it was revealed on the UEFA website this morning, Mourinho has confirmed that Victor Wanyama drops out of the squad to accommodate an extra keeper in Michel Vorm, while Troy Parrott moves to the B-list.

Alasdair Gold reports Mourinho said:

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