Spurs are on their way to Wembley...
Its good to be back!! eh mousa!!!
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Fuck I wish I was going to this.......last time the CL nights were bloody brilliant. Have a good time @Ted the Yid. take some pics if you remember on the night. There's supposed to be a couple of big crowd surf flags and stuff. We better bloody win after all this razzmatazz on the club official site!!
Mauricio Pochettino reveals Tottenham have been training on replica Wembley pitch ahead of Champions League opener
Spurs have installed a pitch at Hotspur Way that mirrors the dimensions of Wembley ahead of their clash with Monaco
Tottenham have been training on a pitch the same size as Wembley’s to put them in the best possible shape for their Champions League clash with Monaco.
Spurs trained at the national stadium earlier this season but were able to do so only once – prompting manager Mauricio Pochettino to make contingency plans.
At 105m in length and 69m in width, Wembley is larger than White Hart Lane, whose dimensions are 100mx67m.
When Spurs agreed a deal to play Champions League home games at Wembley while construction work continues on their new ground, Pochettino asked for identical playing conditions at the club’s Enfield training base.
He said: “We created the same dimensions as Wembley. We need to feel good both there and at White Hart Lane. We need to enjoy playing at Wembley.
“We need to go there and behave naturally. We will have the same routine as we do at White Hart Lane – arrive three-and-a-half hours before the game, have some meetings, prepare for the match in a normal way.
“We trust ourselves and the way we play. It is a good chance for us to play on a big pitch but in the end we need to adapt, not find excuses.
“When you play on a big pitch it can help a team who try to build from the back, as we do, because you have more space. Yes, it is bigger than White Hart Lane but we are not worried about our physical condition.”
Tottenham are expecting a record crowd for a ‘home’ game, with attendance likely to be close to Wembley’s 90,000 capacity.
As a coach, Pochettino has never experienced the Champions League, and many of his players will be competing in it for the first time.
my tickets are going sadly i will be 2,500 miles away,but I will be there in more than spirit!!Anyone here going tomorrow?
my tickets are going sadly i will be 2,500 miles away,but I will be there in more than spirit!!
I think the 3 main issues are dembele or not dembele?
Son or Lamela? (possibly sissoko,probably not?),Did you know Son has scored 4 in 5 starts now the 5th game was newcastle does that even count?? and Lamela got a hatrick against this lot last time out,now there`s a dilema eh!!
Kane alone or Kane with Janssen? probably the former,but two hard pressing strikers is almost the same as 6 in midfield so dont rule it out!!
yeah Rose is out,I think maybe wanyama and Dier getting to know each other has partially been due to our very solid defensively but less flaterring in attack start to the season.Its terrible when we are complaining and we have only conceded 2 goals in 4 matches and one of them was a pen.Playing dembele def gives us better attacking options and maybe the way to go as traditionally away europeans come with a less expansive game should I say?Good issues to have, will be good to see the Mouse return, question is if Pochettino thinks he's match fit or not.
Our bench is going to have a load of options on it. The squad is brilliantly balanced just about every position has quality depth. The only slight concern is covering Dembele as it does alter our game but then again 4 games 2 wins, 2 draws without him isn't a bad scenario.
I'm guessing Rose is still injured?