Spurs are flying, Winks warns Arsenal ahead of derby clash

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While we dominated the first period, it was much more even in the second half with both sides showing plenty of attacking intent.

"Barcelona are one of the best teams in Europe and they have unbelievable players", said Pochettino.

The Argentinian has forced his way into Pochettino's side in recent weeks, starting the last three Premier League games, but will miss the crunch Champions League clash with Inter Milan on Wednesday as he is not included in the club's 25-man squad.

On his side's chances of progression, which is also highly likely to require a win in Barcelona next month, he added: "It is going to give us hope or give us a different reality that we can not fight to get through".

Arnautovic has scored five goals and made one assist in 11 Premier League games so far this season.


"Everybody who follows football knows how big this game is", Alderweireld said.

"We need to approach the game in the best way and believe that we can win".

Because Spurs are ahead on head to head record, they need only to match Inter's outcome in the final round of games.

"What Barcelona do is not in our hands".

Tottenham must still beat Barcelona on December 11 at the Camp Nou to make sure of advancing to the knockout phase.


"Everything is fine with Radja and there was no issue between us at the time of his substitution", said Spalletti.

"It's going to be very competitive but of course they're qualified in first with 13 points".

He subsequently described it as "the worst seven months of my life" but, when the pair come face-to-face again at the north London derby at the Emirates on Sunday, Moura is adamant there will no need for him to prove himself to the Arsenal manager.

"I have talked to him", was all Emery said at the time, "and with all due respect to him, I think he has no options here and he has to look for another club because he is a great player". "The most important thing is to try to avoid risk, mix the team with different players and rotate so all players feel important".


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