Tottenham’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min could be out for a prolonged spell after sustaining a foot injury in his side’s win over Manchester City. I think I see a Kevin Wimmer-shaped blur in there as well, which would make sense.
Considered to be the two best teams on paper in the group, this early contest is surely the one to watch.
This campaign is still in the early stages but victory in Monaco on Thursday will boost their chances of Group J progression, having won their opening game against Qarabag.
However, they face a tougher challenge tomorrow (Thursday) as they visit a Monaco side who finished third in the French Ligue 1 last season and have Portuguese stars Ricardo Carvalho, Fabio Coentrao and Joao Moutinho in their ranks. Celtic who were disappointed to not qualify for the Champions League again this year were presented with a few decent fixtures in their Europa League group and to many people’s surprise including my own, managed to take a point from their first game in Amsterdam while taking on Ajax.
“He inherited a really good bunch of players at Southampton but a lot of the players he inherited at Spurs, he couldn’t get them out of there quick enough”.
“Tottenham have been a bit of a mess of a club but I like the way they’re going now”.
Spirits are understandably high in the Spurs camp after coming from behind to triumph 4-1 over Manchester City at White Hart Lane last Saturday.
I know the goals were offside but we played very well in the first half.
All that said, I’m most likely way off base. “But with patience he has shown he is a top-class manager and with the players we have we can get to where we want to be”.
Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld has praised the way in which the north London side’s defence and midfield are now working in tandem – which he says is the biggest positive for head coach Mauricio Pochettino right now, according to London 24. They have already conceded half as many goals in the domestic league this term (13) as they did in 38 games last season (26) and have let in six goals in their last two games.