It comes down, really, to this match. Or at least this match first. Tottenham Hotspur have a huge hill to climb in the Champions League group stages. After losses at Inter Milan and vs. Barcelona in their opening two matches, they find themselves at the bottom of their group. That makes today’s match against also-winless PSV Eindhoven a must-win.
Spurs’ path to escaping their group involves sweeping PSV in both matches, winning at home vs. Inter, and hoping the Italians slip up somewhere along the way. A tall order, and it begins today in the Netherlands.
Mauricio Pochettino will be pulling out all the stops tonight in order to achieve a win. Christian Eriksen will feature, though we don’t know if it will be as a starter or as a substitute. Son Heung-Min, after being rested against West Ham, will almost assuredly start, as will Harry Kane and Lucas Moura, and the defense will be anchored by Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez. All else remains to be seen.
PSV are undefeated in nine Eredivisie matches thus far this season. They’re a good team, but so are Spurs. They’ll need a good performance to pick up a super critical three points today.
How to Watch
Time/Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 12:55 p.m. ET, 5:55 p.m. BST
Location: Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Match Official: Slavko Vinčič (SVN)
TV: BT Sport 3 (United Kingdom), TNT (USA-English), Univision (USA-Spanish), DAZN (Canada), Optus (Australia), other countries at www.livesoccertv.com
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