Tottenham Hotspur’s 25-man Champions League squad revealed by UEFA

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As Tottenham Hotspur prepare for the first game of their Champions League campaign this season, Antonio Conte’s 25-man squad for the competition appears to have been revealed.

Spurs are playing in Europe’s top club competition once again this year after finishing fourth in the Premier League last season.

The North London club host French side Marseille on Wednesday in what will be a tough fixture. Just like Spurs, the Ligue 1 club are unbeaten in their first six games of the season in France.

Selecting a squad for the prestigious competition can be pretty tricky, with UEFA rules dictating Spurs must include a minimum of two goalkeepers in their squad and eight homegrown players.

Conte’s squad has now been revealed on the official UEFA Champions League website, and although final confirmation is still pending, it gives us a good idea of who could be involved in the competition this year.

The new arrivals at Spurs all make it into the squad, as do a number of youngsters, along with the familiar faces. Here is the full squad:

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Fraser Forster, Brandon Austin

Defenders: Matt Doherty, Davinson Sanchez, Emerson Royal, Eric Dier, Cristian Romero, Ryan Sessegnon, Djed Spence, Japhet Tanganga, Ben Davies, Clement Lenglet, Ivan Perisic

Midfielders: Oliver Skipp, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Pape Matar Sarr, Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves Bissouma

Forwards: Richarlison, Harry Kane, Bryan Gil, Lucas Moura, Dejan Kulusevski, Heung-min Son

Homegrown talent like Brandon Austin, Japhet Tanganga, and Oliver Skipp make the squad, while youngsters Bryan Gil and Pape Matar Sarr are also included after the club decided against loaning them out this summer.

Final confirmation of the squad is still to come though, as there are only seven homegrown players involved currently. This means Conte will either have to drop a player from the squad, or replace someone with a locally trained player.

Spurs Web Opinion

There are very few surprises in this initial squad for the Champions League, with all the first team players involved. It will be interesting to see how Conte deals with the homegrown issue, but we reckon the most likely bet is that Pape Matar Sarr will be omitted and Harvey White will step in for a like-for-like swap. Don’t be surprised to see Bryan Gil lose his place though, as we know Conte rates Sarr highly.

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