Conte insists Spurs need time to challenge for titles

Group D is delicately balanced and could provide some fireworks League of champions the group stages are winding down. Antonio ConteTottenham lead the way at the top of the table, but they are only one point ahead of Marseille and today’s opponent Sports CP. If Spurs win this evening’s match, they will be guaranteed a place in the knockout rounds and could even top the group if Eintracht Frankfurt also beat Marseille in the other fixture.

Tottenham’s winning momentum has taken a hit after back-to-back Premier League defeats Newcastle United beat them 2-1 on Sunday after losing 2-0 to Manchester United last week. Victory over Sporting, securing Champions League qualification in the process, would be a welcome boost for Conte’s men, who have seen their form since injuries to Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison.

The previous meeting between “Spurs” and “Sporting” was remembered for its ending. In an evenly contested game, Tottenham created the better chances but were unable to open the scoring and the match looked set to be a sure draw until Paulinho scored in the 90th minute before Arthur added a second three minutes from stoppage time to make Conte’s men tremble in disbelief. This loss should make Tottenham wary of the Portuguese side as they look for a more positive result this time around.

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Barcelona were knocked out of the Champions League when Inter Milan crashed out of Group C

Elsewhere in the Champions League, Inter Milan booked their place in the last 16.

This is at the expense of Barcelona, ​​who are now six points behind Nerazzurri with the worst head-to-head record.

Inter can still claim top spot with Bayern two points clear, although the Germans only need two points or a draw in their final game with the Italians, who have already beaten them 2-0 in Milan.

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Ben Davies on Tottenham’s Champions League hopes

“This is probably the most important game we played in the group. It is important to try to finish the job tomorrow and put us in a position where we can go to Marseille without needing a result.

“We know we are up against a very good team. They will create certain difficulties for us, but we must be ready for it. We know we have to be on top.

“We gave ourselves every chance to pass this group. We have two big games left and hopefully tomorrow we can secure qualification.

“As a team, we are growing. We really believe we could have played a lot better in other games so far. There is definitely more to come.

“We are a team that works hard every day and our main goal is to get better and better. I hope it can continue in this competition as well.”

Jack RathbourneOctober 26, 2022 19:34


Analysis of the news of the team “Tottenham” – “Sporting”.

Well, Conte is really banking on more width and ball-holding ability in the form of Lucas.

Perisic also plays at full-back, so Spurs should be double-teamed on both flanks if selected.

The game should be set up well in this regard.

Can Edwards impact the game and find the half-spaces between Spurs’ full-backs and outside centre-backs?

Jack RathbourneOctober 26, 2022 19:12


Tottenham – Sporting confirmed the lineups of the matches

Tottenham XI: Lloris; Romero, Dyer, Davies; Doherty, Bentancourt, Hoibjerg, Perisic; Son, Kane, Lucas Moura

Sporting XI: Adan; Inassiu, Coates, Reiss; Pedro Poro, Ugarte, Marita, Nunu Santos; Edwards, Paulinho, Trincao

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Wales defender Ben Davies has set his sights on Tottenham with the World Cup on the horizon

The Spurs defender is set to be in Wales’ squad for next month’s tournament, which will be their first World Cup appearance since 1958 and only their second overall.

Club colleague Richarlison recently suffered an injury that left the Brazilian in tears amid fears he could miss out on appearances for his national team in Qatar.

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Antonio Conte has yet to show that he is Tottenham’s man for the big occasion

It may have been Sir Alex Ferguson’s second most famous three-word catchphrase, not quite ‘football be damned’, but an addition to the sporting lexicon nonetheless. “Guys, this is Tottenham,” the gloriously damned team talk was true back then. This was rare during the Mauricio Pochettino years or, to put it another way, in Antonio Contereign The Italian is a glaring antidote to the blandness displayed by Ferguson. In his own way, he brings intensity and identity to any club he manages.

Jack RathbourneOctober 26, 2022 6:35 p.m


Antonio Conte explains that he wants Tottenham to show more in the big games

Tottenham Hotspur the boss Antonio Conte urged his players to follow the lead of England’s other top clubs and use skill in their bid to become genuine title contenders.

Spurs suffered their second Premier League defeat on Wednesday after they went down 2-0 away to fellow top-six side Manchester United and also suffered a defeat at Arsenal on October 1.

They have been vastly outplayed in both fixtures and Conte feels his team must quickly figure out how to stop the opposition’s momentum in such tough fixtures.

Jack RathbourneOctober 26, 2022 18:27


Odds “Tottenham” – “Sporting Lisbon”.

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Tottenham are worried about their injured quartet ahead of their clash with Sporting

Spurs are midway through a 43-day spell in which they play 13 matches, and the Italian admitted the rest of his squad will now be fully rested ahead of the midweek clash, where qualification for the Champions League knockout stages will be secured with a win in N17.

Jack RathbourneOctober 26, 2022 6:20 p.m