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Tottenham to Face Bayern Munich


Ahmed Ahmed

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 19:55 GMT

Tottenham are set to face German champions Bayern Munich in their second game of the Champions' League group stage this season on Tuesday October 1st. The north London side dropped a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 away at Olympiakos in their first game earlier this month.

Bayern Munich have had a successful record against Spur's north London rivals Arsenal in Europe over the last several years, but this is the first time they will face Tottenham in a competitive game in 36 years.

Leicester beat the Lilywhites before being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two side Colchester United. The finally recovered from their horrid week by beating Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Spurs have no new injury news as their two summer signings Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon, who is still yet to make his debut, remain out.

AFP reported that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said his side qualification hopes do not rest on this one game.

"Last season after three games we had only one point. No one believed in us, and after we got to the final of the Champions League (where they lost against Liverpool)," he said

"That is why in football of course it's important, but it's not how you start it's how you finish. That is why, in a long season, you need to be calm, you need to be strong in your mentality."

Bayern Munich went to the top of the Bundesliga over the weekend after a 3-2 victory away at Paderborn. Manager Niko Kovac has a full-strength side to pick from with only teenage striker Jann-Fiete Arp missing with a hand injury.

Kovac said that the pressure would be on Spurs to take risks since they will be playing at home.

"They are going to be playing in their own stadium, so they are going to be pushed by their fans," said the Bayern boss.

"They will definitely give it their all from the first minute. They will try and put us under pressure. This is what British teams do when they play at home."