Fresh Tottenham injury update before Barcelona clash

Mauricio Pochettino during Tottenham vs Barcelona

Tottenham vs Barcelona

Tottenham take on Barcelona on Tuesday in a must-win tie for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

Spurs head into their final Champions League group game second in Group B.

Tottenham have won two, drawn one and lost two and sit on seven points heading into the game.

However, Inter Milan, who are 3rd in Spurs group, are also on seven points and like Tottenham, they have a goal difference of -1.

Inter’s last group game sees them take on 4th place PSV.

PSV have earned just one point from their five games this season.

So, it is very likely Inter Milan will beat them. Therefore, to qualify, Tottenham will likely need to beat Barca by whatever score Inter beat PSV by.

That is no easy task as Barca have not lost a group game this season. But it is being reported that Barca will not play Luis Suarez on Tuesday, which is a huge boost for Spurs.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Spurs injury update

While Suarez not playing is good for Spurs, they are dealing with some injuries heading into the game.

Kieran Trippier has missed Tottenham’s last couple of games with an injury which is still persisting, meaning the full-back has not travelled with Tottenham for the Barca game.

Serge Aurier would replace Trippier in Tottenham’s last game vs Leicester but he too would then suffer an injury.

As a result, Spurs are being forced to play Kyle Walker-Peters at right-back vs Barca.

Walker-Peters has played just 12 minutes in the league this season.

However, Pochettino has complete faith in the 21-year-old:

“It will make him stronger than before. I don’t have doubts. I want to remind you that a year ago he won the U20 WC in Korea.”

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