Ex-Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas believes that the Gunners’ rivals Tottenham Hotspur will get a result when they take on Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Spurs face a daunting task as they travel to the competition holders for the third match of Group H, with both sides having enjoyed a perfect start to their European adventures this term with two wins from two.

However, despite the challenge that awaits the North Londoners, Nicholas has tipped them to secure a 2-2 draw in the Santiago Bernabeu.

“Watching Spurs is never high on my agenda but I have to admit I’m looking forward to this,” the former Scotland international told Sky Sports.

“It’s a cracking game and a great test for Mauricio Pochettino and his team.

“I can’t believe I’m saying it, but I’m going for Tottenham to get a result here.”

The tie in Madrid will give fans of the Lilywhites an accurate gauge of how far they have come as a unit since crashing out of the Champions League at the group stage last season.

That campaign was marred by their inability to secure results at temporary home Wembley, as well as poor away performances against Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen.

This term has already seen an improvement; they have beaten German giants Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at the national team’s stadium, whilst APOEL Nicosia were seen off 3-0 in Cyprus towards the end of September.

Those victories owed much to the goalscoring prowess of Harry Kane, who leads the way in the competition with five strikes to his name.

Tottenham will be looking to the England forward once again to provide the firepower necessary to put Zinedine Zidane’s squad of superstars to the sword.

Spurs go into this one on a run of five straight victories and have every chance of walking away with a result against one of the hot favourites for the title.


  1. We need a good solid start, if we can hold RM off for the first 30 minutes then we might get something from the game. But, if we lose an early goal, I feel the team could possibly panic and crumble and it could be a rout!! Spurs are still learning at this level, we have the ability to hurt any team if everything clicks. But I worry about the first exchanges in the match, will be interesting to see how the team has progressed though.


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