It's Real Madrid today and a chance for Tottenham to pit themselves against Gareth Bale and Luka Modric. Marketing dictates that that will happen, it creates press stories for all concerned so fills the column space. Spanish paper Marca have produced the following picture from our first meeting in 1925, we would be happy with a similar result.
2010/2011 Season UEFA Champions League
Wednesday 13 Apr
Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1 Real Madrid
Tuesday 05 Apr
Real Madrid 4 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur
Real Madrid won 5-0 on aggregate
With another game tomorrow we'll see a training exercise with players getting an hour at most. Often teams are changed at half-time with the majority of the first-team playing in the first-half but one or two playing in the second-half with the youngsters.
It'll be a chance to see some of the youngsters again and have a look at Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld in a Spurs shirt. I'm more interested in how our defence get on in this game than our attack, the first-choice defence that is.
Further Tottenham Reading
Former CB Mike England MBE interviewed
Improving decision making will lessen mistakes
It's been quite a change to our defence
The invisible change Pochettino is making
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