Tottenham Hotspur supervisor, Mauricio Pochettino, insists he’s going to no longer use accidents as an excuse if his facet lose to Barcelona of their Champions League conflict at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.
The Premier League membership will probably be with out a number of key players for the Group B fixture at Wembley as they give the impression of being to open their account on this season’s pageant at the second one strive.
Dele Alli was once already positive to pass over the midweek conflict with the La Liga champions, however fellow midfielders Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen also are now unavailable.
Spurs showed on Tuesday that defensive duo Serge Aurier and Jan Vertonghen were dominated out too, on the other hand Pochettino insists the membership aren’t “victims” and will have to as a substitute center of attention on those that are to be had for responsibility.
“We have players with different injuries – it’s not a pattern that happens from something specific,” Pochettino advised the media.
“We aren’t sufferers, although. We will have to really feel sturdy. Every player will have to really feel they are able to win and reach what we wish.
“When you construct a team and you have got 24 or 25 players, all can also be decisive, can also be vital. If we don’t have some players then we will’t say we lose 3-0, relaxation players and get ready for the following game. We can win.
“Of route, I like to have all of the players to be had to play, however I’m no longer going to mention we don’t have chances to win as it’s Barcelona.
“I am not the victim and I won’t be the victim in football or life. If we don’t win then it’s because Barcelona were better. If we win it’s because we are a team, just with different names.”
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is ready to start out for the first time because the 3-Zero win over Manchester United on the finish of August, on the other hand, after overcoming a thigh harm.
Tottenham lost their European opener 2-1 away to Inter however will hope to profit from home benefit towards Barca, having gained all 3 workforce games when taking part in at Wembley ultimate season.
That 100 in line with cent file integrated a 3-1 conquer Real Madrid, although Pochettino insists a lot has modified since that end result within the English capital.
“I think we are in a different period. Plenty of our players were involved in the World Cup and until we arrived at Real Madrid it was our biggest game,” he stated.
“Then they performed within the World Cup. Now you’ll’t inspire in the similar means as you probably did a year in the past. Maybe it’s the identical players.
“It’s about taking part in the game day after today and the most efficient player on the planet in [Lionel] Messi. Football isn’t a drama however all the time it’s about being targeted, aggressive and taking part in taking part in towards the most efficient player on the planet.
“Be optimistic and be happy and smile when you go on the pitch. Don’t be too serious,” Pochettino mentioned.