Report: Spurs handed Champions League boost by new UEFA rule

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed their most successful Champions League campaign in history last season by reaching the prestigious final in Madrid.

While they eventually lost out to Liverpool, Spurs did progress through a group with Barcelona, Inter Milan, and PSV, as well as knock out Borussia Dortmund, Man City, and Ajax.

Pochettino and his squad will be hoping to repeat Liverpool’s heroics by following up a final defeat with a competition win in the next season.

Spurs have already been given a Champions League boost this summer, as Pochettino has had somewhat of a headache removed from his plate (Express).

Last season, Poch was unable to include Juan Foyth in the CL squad to start with due to too many foreign players, however, that won’t be a problem this time around.

A new UEFA rule states that because Foyth joined in August 2017 and was born in January 1998, he qualifies to be named on Tottenham’s B list.

This frees up an extra slot for a foreign player to be added onto the main Champions League squad list.

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