On the night of Tuesday, the Champions League is back once again with some very interesting games and comebacks.
Inter are hosting the giants Barcelona where both teams have big names back in the squad list.
According to Football-Italia Luciano Spalletti confirms that Radja Nainggolan could be back in action for tomorrows significant game.
The coach also believes that no team is too tough for Inter: “We’ve always said we can play against anyone, and that still holds true”.
“In the first game, we weren’t able to keep the ball after winning it back, which meant we couldn’t reverse the trend of the game”. “We’ll need to be better when we win it back because they don’t like the opponent to have the ball and they immediately come to snatch it”.
Another player who didn’t participate in the first game was no other than Lionel Messi, who suffered from an arm injury. The Argentinian has been training with the Barcelona squad and the official twitter-account of Barcelona also tells us that he is traveling with the team to Milano.
Edinson Cavani is returning to Stadio San Paolo where he gave us magic for some years as a Napoli player.
One day before the game, the Napoli coach is very uncertain of what kind of formation PSG will play. According to Football-Italia, the ex PSG coach said this: “In the first game they used two different strategies, now I really don’t know which one they’ll use”. “They remain a strong team, very difficult to deal with, and at the moment they’re totally undecipherable”.
“There’s never a right time to face the best teams, we have great respect for a really strong team, having done well in the first leg gives us more conviction, but it’s still a really difficult game”.
The red side of Liverpool are heading to Belgrade to face Red Star Belgrade and some very unfortunate news has just occurred, Xherdan Shaqiri won’t travel with the team for security reasons.
According to Skysports, the tension is too high after Shaqiri and team-mate Granit Xhaka caused controversy during the World Cup in Russia after demonstrating an Albanian nationalist eagle symbol with their hands as their goal-celebration.
This is what Jurgen Klopp had to say on the press conference: “We are Liverpool FC, a big club, a football team but we don’t have any message further than that. We have no political message, absolutely not. We want the focus to be on a great game of football, free from anything else”.
Liverpool will also travel to Belgrade without Jordan Henderson, but Naby Keita and Dejan Lovren are back in full training for The Reds.
Tottenham Hotspurs needs to bounce back after their devastating draw against PSV in the last round of the Champions League.
Spurs are now hosting PSV Eindhoven and their official twitter-account just reported that Moussa Dembele (ankle), Eric Dier (thigh), Danny Rose (groin), Jan Vertonghen (hamstring) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are out of play. The freshman Hugo Lloris will also miss out on the game after his red card in the last round.