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Tottenham edged to a 1-0 victory over Inter Milan to keep their slim hopes of reaching the knockout stage alive ahead of their trip to FC Barcelona next month.

While Tottenham and Inter are level on seven points, the London club is now up into second place by virtue of Eriksen's goal in the reverse fixture in September.

Despite suffering just a third loss in 14 matches in all competitions, Luciano Spalletti's men are still favourites to join Barcelona in the last 16 as they host PSV on the night that Tottenham travel to Camp Nou.

That won't be easy against Lionel Messi and company, but Pochettino has faith.

"They have a good energy and they have had some very good results in the last few weeks so it is going to be a very good game for both teams". It will be so tough but we have...

"We need fresh legs, fresh mind and no injuries". "His contribution is fantastic for the team in a period we need this type of performance".

"But they have not played anything like they did the season before". I expect they'll play with the best players but today I don't know how they'll prepare the game.

"We will try to play the ideal game".

"What Barcelona do is not in our hands".

Unfortunately for Spurs, PSV have so far picked up just a single point, so the smart money seems to be on an Inter Milan win.

'I think Dier has to play because it gives the team leeway to play three at the back.

"We struggled a bit", Eriksen said.

Hugo Lloris has declared that Tottenham Hotspur are excited for what promises to be a tense clash against Arsenal at The Emirates on Sunday.

"It's going to be massive", he said.

His players seemed to have taken that message to heart as they dominated the first half.

Content to defend deep for long periods, Inter's safety-first game-plan was nearly undone when Harry Winks curled a superb effort against the bar from 25 yards.

"They are going to get nearer towards Tottenham and if they can keep their eye on Tottenham and finish above them, then they will finish in the top four".


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