By Tony Hughes
Tottenham face Bayer Leverkusen next in the Champions League on Wednesday and manager Mauricio Pochettino has identified two qualities his team needs if they want to come away with a result.
Spurs are currently second in Group E behind Monaco and a single point ahead of Bayer Leverkusen.
They drew 0-0 in the previous fixture away at Leverkusen but have seen a mini-slump in results since, with a 0-0 draw with Bournemouth in the Premier League, a defeat to Liverpool in the EFL Cup and Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Leicester.
Tottenham are still in fourth position in the Premier League, three points behind Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool, although Chelsea will leapfrog them with a point against Southampton on Sunday.
Three points on Wednesday night would see Spurs take control of their destiny in the Champions League, with ties against Monaco and CSKA Moscow to follow.
Tottenham’s official Twitter page put out a call from manager Mauricio Pochettino for the team to be “strong” and “positive” in the game at Wembley on Wednesday night.
Leverkusen at Wembley next. #COYS
Mauricio: "We need to be strong. We need to be positive." pic.twitter.com/u1dxlXFhc0
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 30, 2016
In other Tottenham news, Graham Roberts has identified three Spurs players who were excellent against champions Leicester.