This can be done, believe it or not. Just last year, Tottenham Hotspur turned a 0-1 home defeat into a two-legged victory over Ajax to advance to the Champions League Final. Tuesday, Spurs face the same deficit heading into Germany against a tough RB Leipzig side that were the better team three weeks ago in London.
Injuries and poor results are quickly mounting up for Tottenham, but a win tonight could change a lot of spirits. It seems like everything is going wrong at the moment, so a trip to the quarterfinals could be the boost needed to save the season — or at least the morale. There may not be many other tangible achievements at the end of the year, so this might be the club’s best shot.
Spurs are struggling to score with all of their ailments, but they are going to have to put in at least a couple goals to advance in the competition. Though Leipzig have the lead and a valuable away goal, it seems unlikely that Julian Nagelsmann will have his squad simply sit back and defend. The opportunities may be there; Tottenham needs to find a way to take advantage.
Most supporters are feeling pessimistic and rightfully so. Spurs are simply bad right now, and Leipzig have been looking like one of the best sides in Europe. However, last season proved that just about anything can happen in the Champions League. Tottenham will not be the favorite to win the tie, but the situation could be much worse than going into a Germany with just a one-goal deficit.
Lloris (C), Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Tanganga, Sessegnon, Winks, Lo Celso, Lamela, Lucas, Dele— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 10, 2020
@WilliamHill latest (18+) https://t.co/UfczQQjeU1 #UCL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/3OyX1RUy8i
The 11 Bulls who will be looking to take down the Spurs— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) March 10, 2020
⚪ #DieRotenBullen #RBLSPURS pic.twitter.com/52DNJawepw
How to Watch
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET, 8:00 p.m. BT
Location: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany
TV: TNT (USA), BT Sport 2 (UK)
Streaming: BR Live (USA), BT Sport Live (UK)
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