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Tottenham confirm UEFA Champions League roster for 2019-20 group stage

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This time, there’s room for everybody!

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Final Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur know their 2019-20 UEFA Champions League opponents, and now they also know what squad they’ll use for the group stages as well. As listed on UEFA’s website, Spurs have officially filed their roster with the federation, and this time they don’t have to leave anyone at home due to the regulations about association or locally trained players.

As per usual, there are two lists. List A comprises a maximum of 25 players, two of which must be goalkeeper, and of which eight are reserved for “locally-trained” players — players who have been on the books at the club between age 15-21, or who were trained by another club in the same association for three years within that same age range. Last season, Tottenham were in a roster crunch because Ben Davies and Eric Dier were not considered “association trained” as per UEFA rules (Dier because he spent his youth at Sporting’s academy and Davies within the Welsh FA).

List B, by contrast, contains players born after 1998 who have been at the club for at least two years. This year, that list includes Juan Foyth, who has been at the club for two seasons, Oliver Skipp, and probably others that we don’t know about such as Alfie Whitehead, Japhet Tanganga, etc.

This season, there isn’t a shortage of local/association players so Mauricio Pochettino can name his full roster, though the list only contains 23 names. Here’s Spurs’ List A.

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Paulo Gazzaniga
  • Danny Rose
  • Toby AlderweireldJ
  • an Vertonghen
  • Davinson Sanchez
  • Eric Dier
  • Kyle Walker-Peters
  • Serge Aurier
  • Ben Davies
  • Son Heung-min
  • Harry Winks
  • Erik Lamela
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Giovani Lo Celso
  • Ryan Sessegnon
  • Dele Alli
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Lucas Moura
  • Tanguy Ndombele
  • Harry Kane
  • Troy Parrott

The big surprise from this list is the inclusion of Troy Parrott. Troy is listed in List A (and not List B) because he was signed in July 2017, but as a youth player and not a full professional. As per UEFA regulations, he has not been at the club as a pro for two years, and thus is not eligible for List B. It is, however, a sign of his potential (and how much Pochettino likes him) that he takes the final slot in Spurs’ Champions League roster. That doesn’t mean we’re going to see him in action in the UCL this season, but it does mean that Poch wants him there, for the experience if not a break-glass-in-case-of-emergency situation.