Toby Alderweireld says Tottenham will not be affected by a hostile atmosphere when they play CSKA Moscow in Russia.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are set to play their second Champions League Group E game and they are in need of a victory following the 2-1 home defeat to Monaco on matchday one earlier this month.
The CSKA fans are expected to make it an intimidating atmosphere for both the travelling fans and players but Alderweireld says the clash holds no fears for the squad on the pitch.
“It’s difficult for me to tell but in Russia, it’s always like this, especially in Champions League games,” he said.
“And especially when other teams from Europe are coming, English teams, as well. We only have to focus on our game on the pitch and the rest is not in our hands.”
He added: “Nobody is scared to play in Moscow. And to play our own game. I’m very confident.”
CSKA drew 2-2 with Bayer Leverkusen in their first group game and Pochettino’s side, who are unbeaten in the Premier League so far this season, are expected to be tested again in Europe following that disappointing defeat against Monaco.
However, punters wanting to use a free bet might be tempted to back the English side to come away with an away win as they need a positive result to get their Champions League campaign back on track.