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Three talents Tottenham should be wary of in their Champions League group

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Three talents Tottenham should be wary of in their Champions League group

Tottenham’s Champions League group stage opponents were revealed on Thursday night, and the North London side were drawn in Group B alongside; Barcelona, Inter Milan and PSV Eindhoven.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side reached the competition’s round of 16 last season, narrowly missing out on a place in the quarter-finals in a 4-3 aggregate loss to Italian champions Juventus.

Here at The Boot Room, we have chosen a top talent from each of Spurs’ Group B opponents who they should be wary of.

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi leaves the pitch after the Spanish league football match between Real Valladolid and FC Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla Stadium in Valladolid on August 25, 2018. (Photo by Benjamin CREMEL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BENJAMIN CREMEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Lionel Messi – Barcelona

This one goes without saying, but the Spurs defence will have to be on high alert when playing against the Spanish champions to prevent Messi from doing what he does best.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men will take hope from the fact they nullified Cristiano Ronaldo’s efforts in the group stage of the competition last season. However, an in-form Messi is a problem that’s hard to solve.

during the serie A match between FC Internazionale and Torino FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 26, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

 Mauro Icardi – Internazionale

 

The 25-year-old forward will be captaining his young Inter Milan side in the Champions League this season and will be the biggest threat from the Italian outfit to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

The Argentines finishing is second to none and Spurs will have to be particularly careful of the Inter forward off of indirect set-pieces.

Steven Bergwijn of PSV during the UEFA Champions League play offs round second leg match between PSV Eindhoven and BATE Borisov at the Philips stadium on August 29, 2018 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Steven Bergwijn – PSV Eindhoven

20-year-old Dutch forward Steven Bergwijn already has a goal to his name in this seasons Champions League, helping his side beat BATE Borisov in the playoff rounds of the competition.

PSV on paper should be Tottenham’s easiest group game. However, Bergwijn is a top talent who is being tipped for superstardom, don’t be surprised if he tries to cause some upsets in Group B.

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