Surely Erik Lamela will miss out from Tottenham XI against Arsenal

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Both men are back in training, but neither have been given the all-clear to get involved in this game.

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

"If we can win at Barcelona, we're going to go through to the next stage of the Champions League". We can not stop. We need to stay humble, try to improve because football is about always improving.

Pochettino is also expecting a big performance from England global midfielder Dele Alli, saying the 22-year-old plays his best football when the stakes are highest. To arrive at Barcelona and compete in our best we need to have fresh legs, fresh minds, no injuries.

"It's so painful. It's a mistake that we made that at this level of football we can not repeat again. Of course, they have unbelievable players and it'll be so tough, but one thing we have is our belief and faith we can win", he said.

'I think we can beat everyone if we're on it.

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Spurs will make the short trip across north London to face Arsenal in the derby clash fresh from a huge win in the Champions League in mid-week. Playing games every three days is so tough - so tough for us, and for our players it's so, so hard.

"They are serious professionals", he said.

'It is going to be a real challenge, but we showed in parts against Barcelona at home that we can match them and be just as good as them.

Ranieri, who famously lifted the Premier League title with outsiders Leicester City, won his first game since taking over at Craven Cottage with last week's success against Southampton. We need to win the two games. "But I would like to change that mentality in football of 'why play one and not another?"

The best case would be by 1-0 or, if they concede, by a winning margin of more than one goal as that would put them above Inter on the head-to-head record following the 2-1 defeat at San Siro. He broke through the Inter midfield and into the box, squaring the ball to Dele who helped it on to Eriksen and he made no mistake from 12 yards out.

"The most important is to try to avoid risk, to mix ... and rotate", Pochettino said.

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