Inter will host Premier League giants Tottenham in their opening Champions League match at the San Siro on Tuesday.
Luciano Spalletti’s men have won just one match from four and are under pressure to register a win at all costs in what is believed to be a ‘group of Death’ with La Liga champions FC Barcelona and Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven the other two sides in the group.
Tottenham are without World Cup winner Hugo Lloris and England midfielder Dele Alli, who miss out because of injury, while Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino sprang something of a surprise by revealing Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld had not travelled to face Inter due to ‘technical reasons’.
Both the teams have many superstars in all the departments, as we create a combined XI –
Inter – Tottenham : The Combined XI –
Trippier(Tot) Skriniar(Int) Vertonghen(Tot) Asamoah(Int)
Alli(Tot) Nainggolan(Int) Eriksen(Tot) Perisic(Int)
Mauro Icardi vs Harry Kane
Who do you think will score first when Inter take on Tottenham in Milan tonight?
🔁 – Icardi
❤️ – Kane pic.twitter.com/gCBfzW0miO
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 18, 2018
Inter have struggled so far in Serie A, but playing in the Champions League after 6 years should give them a lot of motivation, and could help them kick-start their season.
Most of the Tottenham players are looking tired and with the absence of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen remains their only source of creativity from midfield. Spurs will surely miss Hugo Lloris in goal, and Inter should back their chances against ‘not so good’ back-up keeper Michel Vorm. It won’t be easy for Tottenham players to play infront of 70000 Nerazzurri fans, who will create a very hostile atmosphere at the historic San Siro.
This match could simply go either way, but Inter had shown in the past that they can take their game to a totally different level when it matters the most or when they are playing against the best teams and we expect them to do the same against Tottenham.
Inter 2-1 Tottenham
La #UCL torna a Milano 💪💪💪
Siete pronti? pic.twitter.com/x3MM0PVPY4
— La UEFA (@UEFAcom_it) September 18, 2018