Tottenham Hotspur start their UEFA Champions League campaign at San Siro against Inter Milan on Tuesday.
THAT @GarethBale11 performance at San Siro was 🔥
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 17, 2018
Here, we pick the Combined XI among the stars of Inter Milan & Tottenham Hotspur for their upcoming UEFA Champions League fixture.
Goalkeeper – Samir Handanovic (Inter)
BLOG: Handanovic underappreciated @RichHall80 assures #Slovenia goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has been far more effective for #FCIM than some would recognise https://t.co/UbLhLv82M6 #SerieA #UCL pic.twitter.com/T1aywNOqAO
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) September 15, 2018
With Tottenham’s first choice, Hugo Lloris, injured, experienced Inter stopper Samir Handanovic gets the nod ahead of 2nd choice Michel Vorm.
Left Back – Danny Rose (Tottenham)
— England (@England) September 11, 2018
The English fullback has lost his place to Ben Davies in the Spurs lineup but his quality is still unquestionable. Rose will be looking to redeem his place in the Spurs eleven.
Centre Back – Milan Skrinar (Inter)
انا بوجه الذيب هذا pic.twitter.com/quWrLdrhUc
— محمد #سكرينيار (@INTERSKRINAR) September 18, 2018
Although a largely unknown figure, he was one of the best center-backs in the Serie A last season, Milan Skrinar has been sensational for Inter this season as well. With 18 duels won and a pass accuracy of 96%, the 23-year-old defender is stepping into the realm of world-class.
Centre Back – Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)
Jan Vertonghen vs Virgil van Dijk
If these two played for the same team, would it be the best centre-back partnership in Europe? Vote now 👇
1⃣ – Yes
2⃣ – No pic.twitter.com/flFCmGphgi
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 15, 2018
Tottenham stalwart Jan Vertonghen has been as solid as ever. With 32 duels won and an 88% passing accuracy, the Belgian defender has started his Premier League campaign strongly.
Right Back – Serge Aurier (Tottenham)
Serge Aurier to start away vs Inter pic.twitter.com/M4Ax1B7mXs
— The Tottenham Way (@TheTottenhamWay) September 17, 2018
With the meteoric resurgence of Kieran Trippier during and after the World Cup earlier this year, Serge Aurier is set to warm the Spurs bench unless he shows his worth in the tie against Inter.
Left Midfield – Ivan Perisic (Inter)
Scored the GW, dribbled past every Spanish player on the pitch, and put Morata in his place. Big game Ivan Perišić is the best. pic.twitter.com/I06CdrR1L9
— Allen Strk (@Allen_Strk) September 11, 2018
Ivan Perisic has been in excellent form for Nerazzurri in the Serie A scoring 2 goals and assisting 1 in just 4 matches.
Centre Midfield – Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)
Christian Eriksen doesn't buy World Cup fatigue. In fact, he thinks Spurs should be proud of the number of players at the club who featured in Russia. pic.twitter.com/U1wlUDKyWW
— Goal (@goal) September 18, 2018
Christian Eriksen has been essential for Spurs this season, providing 2 assists and playing in every match of the Premier League.
Centre Midfield – Radja Nainggolan (Inter)
— Inter Milan (@intermilan) September 14, 2018
The controversial new signing from rivals Roma has proven to be a great one. Nainggolan has already scored a goal in just a couple of matches and holds a passing accuracy of 88%.
Right Midfield – Lucas Moura (Tottenham)
2️⃣ consecutive Man of the Match performances. 👌
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 28, 2018
The Brazilian has won the Premier League player of the Month award due to his sensational performances in the month of August for Tottenham. Lucas Moura will be looking for his first goal in the Champions League in a Spurs shirt.
Striker – Mauro Icardi (Inter)
— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) September 13, 2018
Highly-rated Argentinean striker Mauro Icardi is yet to open his account in the Serie A this season and the Inter fans will be hoping the striker will find his feet soon, better so against Spurs.
Striker – Harry Kane (Tottenham)
— Harry Kane (@HKane) September 17, 2018
Despite not being at his usual best, Harry Kane has been directly involved in 3 goals in just 5 matches in the Premier League. The English striker will be desperate to prove some sections of the fans wrong about his fatigue and physical condition.