Tottenham Hotspur must escape a losing streak in the Premier League as they attempt to secure a place in the Champions League round of 16 with a win over Sporting Lisbon in their penultimate Group D game today .
Antonio Conte’s side got a reality check after losses to Manchester United and Newcastle United, but they are still capable of progressing in Europe as they top the group with seven points.
Tottenham will be on their toes after a 2-0 loss in Lisbon last month when substitutes Paulinho and Arthur Gomez scored late in the game.
Victory will guarantee Tottenham a place in the last 16, while Sporting Portugal, who have six points, will win if the match between Marseille and Eintracht is tied.
Tottenham Hotspur must shrug off consecutive Premier League defeats as they attempt to seal their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a win against Sporting Lisbon in their penultimate Group D game on Wednesday. https://t.co/Rnfyd11MBX
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Tottenham manager Antonio Conte said it was important for his side to secure a top-two finish ahead of a difficult trip against Marseille in the last round.
” Tomorrow’s victory is crucial. You avoid waiting for the last game, ” Conte told reporters.
Striker Richarlison and midfielder Dejan Kulusevski remain out, but Conte does not rule out the return of defender Christian Romero and midfielder Pierre – Emile Hoybjerg . Both missed the 2-1 loss to Newcastle.
He also said striker Lucas Moura could be in contention for a spot after the Brazilian came off the bench on Sunday.