Tottenham have struggled to search out their rhythm in latest weeks underneath Jose Mourinho however have managed to grind out victories, retaining their top-four push within the Premier League alive.
The Portuguese boss faces a brand new problem with Spurs this week although, as he prepares for his first European knockout match in North London with the go to of RB Leipzig within the Champions League Spherical of 16.
The Bundesliga facet have loved a meteoric rise in latest campaigns and are presently locked in an intriguing title battle in Germany, alongside Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and and Borussia Monchengladbach.
Will probably be a stern problem for Spurs, which is proven by Michael Owen and Charlie Nicholas’ predictions for the primary leg on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Michael Owen – 1-1 ( BetVictor)
Spurs have a combined report towards Bundesliga golf equipment lately – they misplaced each video games to Bayern Munich within the group levels of the competitors though they did beat Dortmund on the corresponding stage of the competitors 12 months in the past en path to the ultimate.
Leipzig led the German league for a lot of the season, however they presently path Bayern by a degree within the Bundesliga desk though they did decide up a degree in Bavaria following a goalless draw earlier within the month.
That is powerful sport to name and I feel it is going to be all to play for within the second leg subsequent month.
Charlie Nicholas – 3-2 Spurs ( Sky Sports activities)
Once more, to be truthful to Tottenham, they didn’t need to beat Southampton. They didn’t deserve it towards Aston Villa. Errors got to them they usually took benefit, however they’re getting outcomes.
Jose Mourinho’s face isn’t any disguise for the best way they’re performing.
Together with Manchester United, he has not handled a worse defence, when it comes to understanding what the form and what the calls for are. He simply has to see what occurs. If he upsets them, it might be a good distance again. He’s caught in an ungainly place.
RB Leipzig received a superb draw at Bayern the opposite week, they usually have objectives in them that’s for positive, with tempo to burn. Christopher Nkunku and Tino Werner will trigger a variety of issues.
All of them have an ideal working angle and actual belongings. It’s yet one more awkward sport. They need to have crushed Bayern, so there are promising indicators. Leipzig will play on the counter-attack, however I can solely see objectives.
Will probably be an open sport however Jose is aware of he should get a win from this one, and I feel they may nearly get there.