Spurs will be without several key players as they bid to end a run of two consecutive defeats
Tottenham begin their 2018/19 Champions League campaign with a trip to the San Siro to face a resurgent Inter Milan on Tuesday evening.
Spurs, who enter the game on the back of two consecutive Premier League defeats, will be without four key men for the Group B opener.
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will miss out with a thigh injury and Dele Alli with a hamstring strain, while defenders Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld have not travelled to Italy despite being fit.
Inter will be playing their first Champions League game since 2012 and Spurs fans will not forget the last time these two sides were drawn in the same group.
Their double-header with the Italian giants in 2010 saw Gareth Bale announce himself as a star of European football.
The winger hit a stunning hat-trick against Inter at the San Siro before turning in another brilliant performance in the return fixture to give Spurs a 3-1 win at White Hart Lane.
Inter Milan vs Tottenham will be live on talkSPORT at 5.55pm on Tuesday.
Luciano Spalletti (Inter): “We’ve seen Tottenham’s last games. They’re a very strong team, as are Inter.
“To me, Harry Kane seems to be in excellent shape and he’s a very important player for how they play. He’s very good at laying the ball off and always picking out his teammates in the right way.”
Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham): “We are not realistic contenders in any single competition, that is my view.
“If we show the same face as against Watford, it’s impossible to be a contender. If we show the face (we showed against) Liverpool, it will be so difficult.
“If we show some of what we did against Manchester United then maybe yes. I explained after Old Trafford it was difficult to keep the feet on the grass and believe that the job was done.”
As well as being without Lloris, Alli, Trippier and Alderweireld – Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko is also out with a hamstring injury.
Inter will give a late assessment to defender Danilo D’Ambrosio, but Sime Vrsaljko is out with a knee injury.
Inter XI: Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar, Dalbert; Brozovic, Gagliardini; Perisic, Nainggolan, Candreva; Icardi
Tottenham XI: Vorm; Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Moura, Eriksen, Son; Kane.