Tottenham Hotspur will not get too much time to revel in their absolute domination of Chelsea on Sunday. The irrepressible Spurs should have won by a staggering 6-7 goals but the final 3-1 scoreline will have been gladly accepted by the players.
But now they have to swiftly turn their attention to the must-win match against Inter Milan in the UCL. Pochettino’s side have dug themselves a hole and are now fighting to get out of it. They welcome the Serie A side to the Wembley and they will be quietly confident of securing 3 points from this crucial fixture considering the form they are in and the vociferous backing they will get tomorrow.
Spurs are arguably better man to man on paper and are slowly approaching the level of consistency Pochettino would have loved since the initial stages of the season. But a win with a better margin than 2-1 will make sure their qualification remains in their hands and that is all the team will be focusing achieving on right now.
Hugo Lloris has served his ban and is available for selection. Jan Vertonghen is back in action following a spell on the sidelines. Juan Foyth is ineligible as he was not included in the Champions League squad. Danny Rose is back in training but is unlikely to be risked while Kieran Trippier (groin), Sanchez (hamstring), Mousa Dembele (ankle) and Victor Wanyama (knee) will continue their absence.
PREDICTED TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR LINEUP VS INTER MILAN (4-2-3-1)
Hugo Lloris will start in goal. He will look to atone for his dismal showing in the tournament till now and a clean sheet will be a perfect gift for the attackers in the team.
Serge Aurier will continue at right-back with Pochettino selecting the Belgian duo of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld after quite a while. Foyth would have probably edged the returning Vertonghen but will miss out due to what Pochettino describes as a painful mistake.
Danny Rose is unlikely to be rushed back into action and we might see Ben Davies operate at left-back.
Moussa Sissoko was imperious against Chelsea and if he can maintain that level of consistency, he can certainly resurrect his career at this top-level club. He should start alongside Eric Dier in the double pivot.
Dele Alli is back in form and will start in the No.10 role. His side needed goals from him and he is starting to deliver.
Christian Eriksen should start this must-win match and we might see Erik Lamela start on the right. Harry Kane will once again lead the line and will look to score his 14th goal in just his 15th UCL appearance.