MOSCOW, Russia -- Toby Alderweireld still finds it difficult to talk about the 2014 Champions League final. However the defender hopes to use lessons from Atletico Madrid's run to Lisbon to inspire Tottenham in this year's competition.
Atleti's hopes of a remarkable league and cup double were ended by city rivals Real Madrid at the Estadio da Luz, where Diego Simeone's side led 1-0 until the 94th minute, before slipping to a 4-1 defeat after extra-time.
Alderweireld came off the bench in the 83rd-minute,...
The week ahead could define the season for Tottenham Hotspur. Mauricio Pochettino's team have an arduous, 3,500-mile round trip to Russia to play CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday and then return home for a crucial league match against Manchester City five days later.
It is too early to suggest that Sunday's encounter at White Hart Lane will be a Premier League title decider but the showdown of the only remaining unbeaten teams in the division will test Tottenham's mettle.