Tottenham star compares club to Real Madrid

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Eric Dier

Tottenham Hotspur face a tough, but beatable, task over the next couple of months.

After losing their first two group stage matches in the Champions League, Spurs must now battle back fiercely to qualify for the knockout stages.

This fight starts with back to back matches against PSV, which it’s fair to say is the weakest of their group opponents.

Spurs will be looking for two convincing wins to stand them in good stead heading into games against Inter Milan and Barcelona.

The most likely route for Tottenham through the group would be two victories against PSV before beating Inter convincingly at home to take second spot.

There is also still a visit to the Nou Camp on the horizon, which should be both a great occasion and a chance to cause an upset.

Who knows, top of the group is still mathematically possible!

Tottenham star Eric Dier has drawn parallels between themselves and the Real Madrid team of last season when talking about the group.

Football London report he said: “We have to win every game. That’s the mentality now. Obviously we are in a position where our backs are up against the wall. And we are going to have to try to get ourselves out of it. The only way to do that is to really try and win every game.

“I think we can learn from what happened with Real Madrid last season in our group. I’m not saying we’re going to get out of the group and win the Champions League. Or that we are Real Madrid. But Real Madrid, they had a very difficult time to get out of our group last year. And then they ended up going on to win it.

“So I think the most important thing for us is to stay calm, to keep believing that it’s possible, and as I said, to go into every game and try to win every game. We can’t change what’s already happened. We just need to stay calm and do our best.”

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