Tottenham complete their pre-season by taking on Barcelona in tonight’s Joan Gamper Trophy. The new season is just days away as Spurs meet Brentford in the Premier League on Sunday and this clash at Lluis Company’s Olympic Stadium is the last chance to impress before serious business begins.
Ange Postecoglou’s side clinched a 5-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk at the weekend with a strong line-up in north London. A rotation is expected tonight, meaning Richarlison may get his chance to take the lead. Harry Kane continues to be linked with a move to Bayern Munich and has remained in London.
Barcelona haven’t lost their traditional opener since 2012 and the LaLiga champions are currently full of confidence after clinching victory over Real Madrid earlier in the summer. Follow Barcelona vs Tottenham below on Standard Sport’s LIVE blog!
Kane is expected to stay at Tottenham
Harry Kane is leaning towards staying at Tottenham this summer after Bayern Munich’s latest offer was rejected and a move is now deemed unlikely.
Spurs on Monday rejected Bayern’s latest offer for Kane, which they felt was well below their rating of their record goalscorer, and the German giants mulled over an improved fourth offer.
But Kane, whose contract is up for the last 12 months, is now preparing to stay with Spurs for the upcoming season.
Kane is understood to have been impressed by the philosophy of new Spurs head coach Ange Postecoglou and has enjoyed training under the Greek-Australian coach.
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Barcelona won’t play at the Nou Camp this season as the stadium is undergoing renovations.
Capacity will be increased to 105,000 but that means Xavi’s side will have to make the Olympic Stadium their home this season. That’s where the game is tonight.
Standard sports prediction
It’s clear this game means more to Barcelona than Tottenham, who will only be concerned with avoiding injury in the new season.
Xavi’s side have already enjoyed good victories against AC Milan and Real Madrid this summer and should emerge victorious in this entertaining encounter.
Barcelona wins 3-1.
Tottenham squad news
Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou is expected to make a number of changes in Spain.
Spurs scored five goals against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Australian’s first home game as manager on Sunday and the side face a difficult turning point ahead of the trip to Brentford to open the Premier League season this weekend.
Therefore, players like Harry Kane, James Maddison and Cristian Romero are not included in the squad. Richarlison is expected to be there, while both Manor Solomon and Yves Bissouma could be in the Joan Gamper Trophy game.
Micky van de Ven and Alejo Veliz are unavailable for the debuts, although both have now been announced as Spurs players.
Estimated Tottenham XI: Vicario; Porro, Dier, Davies, Reguilon; Bissouma, Skip; Solomon, Lo Celso, Perisic, Richarlison
Barcelona team news
Xavi doesn’t have a fully operational squad for tonight’s game.
Both Andreas Christensen (ankle) and Gavi (back) are suffering from minor injuries, while Ilkay Gündogan missed the friendly win against AC Milan with an abductor injury.
Also ruled out is new signing Inigo Martinez, who picked up a foot injury at Athletic Bilbao before joining Barca last season.
Franck Kessie, who is regularly linked with a Spurs move, will not be there as he is close to joining Saudi Arabia club Al Ahli, while Ousmane Dembele is unavailable as he is close to a transfer to Paris Saint Germain stands.
Predicted Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Garcia, Balde; Romeu, Pedri, De Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Fati
Here’s how to watch Barcelona vs Tottenham
TV channel and live stream: In the UK, live coverage of the game can be found on Tottenham’s video streaming service SPURSPLAY, which costs £45 for an annual subscription.
The price then drops to £35 for season ticket holders and One Hotspur members.
Live Blog: Follow all the action tonight with us here!
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One final pre-season game, the new campaign kicks off this weekend – serious business is upon us! As always, Barcelona celebrates the Joan Gamper Trophy, this year Spurs are the opponents.
We’ll be getting all the latest updates, setup and team news ahead of kick-off, which takes place at 19:00 BST at the Lluis Companys Olympic Stadium.
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