Tottenham Lose Key Men Ahead Of Barcelona Clash

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The Tottenham Hotspur manager is preparing his side to face the European giants in the Champions League on Wednesday.

If Mauricio Pochettino's side are to make it to the last 16, a victory over Spanish champions Barcelona would be a major boost.

"He arrived when he was 13 years old, going from Argentina to Barcelona".

However, Pochettino blames Fabio Capello for disrupting the move, saying the former Juventus boss' decision to praise Messi after a dazzling display in the Joan Gamper Cup encouraged Barca to hold on to the La Masia graduate.

'Barcelona might play better than Real Madrid did last season.

'We went through a stage where we didn't win in three matches and maybe a bit of pressure starts to build.

Having begun his coaching career with Barcelona's fierce rivals Espanyol, Pochettino has ruled out the possibility of leading the Catalan team.

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"That's why I've said it's the most hard season for us. No, I don't remember it".

"As a footballer, you always want to measure yourself against the best in the world and Messi, without a doubt, it is a great test".

And former Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda believes it is not beyond the realms of possibility that Pochettino and co will be celebrating at full-time, particularly if they impose their style on Ernesto Valverde's style.

"Hopefully one day I can score as many, if not more, than he has".

Argentina's Messi now holds multiple scoring records, including the most goals in a calendar year.

"It's hard to find solutions to try to stop him, I promise you". We need to produce that same energy, the crowd were wonderful that night and if we can get them on their feet as soon as possible, create some chances and take one or two it would put us in a great position.

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