‘We have the team to beat anyone’ – Tottenham star makes confident claim ahead of Barca clash

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur take on Barcelona at Wembley in the Champions League tomorrow night, as they look to win their first points of the season in Europe’s biggest competition.

Spurs actually led their opener at the San Siro against Inter Milan, but conceded two goals in the last seven minutes to see all three points snatched away.

Pochettino’s men now need a win at home to draw level on points with the Spanish giants, who won their opening fixture 4-0 against PSV.

Tottenham are without six first team stars, as Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Serge Aurier and Michel Vorm all miss out through injury.

Hugo Lloris returns to the team after recovering from a knock of his own.

Spurs come into the game off the back of three straight wins in all competitions, with Barcelona contrastingly going three games in La Liga without a single win.

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld believes Spurs have what it takes to beat Barca.

Toby told the Tottenham website: “They have world-class talent, we know that.

“We will have to be at the top of our game to get a win but at home, we’ve shown already that we have the team to beat anyone.

“This is a good opportunity to show how strong we are together, mentally as well.

“Huddersfield was a real test – throw-ins, corners, free-kicks – every set-piece came into the box and I thought we defended very, very well.

“It’s like a game within a game and you have to dig deep for every ball that comes in.

“It’s a test, a mental test, it’s about character and the mentality to win the ball, and concentration.

“Obviously, Barcelona will be a totally different game!

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