Security ramped up amid fears of violence at Spurs vs PSV

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Tottenham Hotspur take on PSV Eindhoven in a must-win Champions League clash this evening.

Spurs have sold just under 2,000 tickets for the match, but many additional fans are said to be travelling over to Holland without one.

The last time the two clubs met, in the 2008 UEFA Cup, there were violent clashes between sets of fans.

The Standard claim security measures have been ramped up this evening to avoid such a thing happening again.

The Metropolitan Police and Dutch authorities have put strict security measures in place, and fans must collect tickets in person with photo ID well before the match.

Tottenham have taken some of their own staff to man ticket booths, as well as stewards for the match itself.

The club urges fans to stay vigilant and be aware of their personal safety.

Dutch authorities have put extra police in place in the city centre in case of violence.

Mauricio Pochettino had this message for fans: “My message, or my advice, is to take care. It’s about supporting your own team but always with limits and try to behave in the way that we expect, and we and everyone else wants.

“We’re only here to play football and, hopefully, all the news later will only be about what’s happened on the pitch.”

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