Tottenham set to face Barcelona severely weakened

    With the Champions League clash with the Catalan giants Barcelona just around the corner, Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino suffers a sizeable headache after seeing seven first-team players sidelined with injuries.In addition to the first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm is also set to remain on the stands, forcing Paulo Gazzaniga to take the field against La Liga holders.The most notable absences are those of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, and Jan Vertonghen, with Mousa Dembele and Serge Aurier, also destined to miss Wednesday’s showdown. The numerous injuries put the Argentinean manager in a difficult spot, as he lacks a quality centre-back to replace Vertonghen. Therefore, Eric Dier may have to move back, paving the way for Harry Winks to fill a midfield gap.However, neither Erik Lamela nor Vincent Victor Wanyama possesses the necessary characteristics to replace Eriksen and Dele Alli, which could be the Spurs’ principal problem on Wednesday evening.

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