Tottenham’s gamers endured a disrupted evening of sleep on the eve of the essential Champions League tie in opposition to Marseille as native followers set off fireworks above the workforce lodge.
Spurs sources reported “very extended” shows exterior the place they stayed and there being multiple of them – believed to have been at 1.30am and 4.30am on Tuesday – that awakened Antonio Conte’s gamers.
The north London membership, who want a draw on Tuesday evening to qualify for the final 16 and might be knocked out in the event that they lose, have been braced for soiled tips from the Marseille help however there was nothing they may do to forestall the fright evening on Halloween.
Spurs are making ready for an intense environment on the sport, though the Velodrome’s Visage Nord might be closed after incidents involving Marseille followers once they performed Eintracht Frankfurt in September.
Spurs have warned their 2,000-strong travelling help to “anticipate a hostile surroundings round this fixture” and “train warning always whereas in Marseille”. They’ve suggested them to not go to the Vieux Port and, in different components of town, “to not put on something that may establish them as Tottenham supporters or congregate in massive teams”.
The followers are to be bused out and in of the stadium from the La Joliette space underneath police escort. The native police chief, Frederique Camilleri, has signed an order to ban Spurs supporters from being within the 1st, 2nd, sixth and seventh arrondissements of town till 2am on Wednesday – in different phrases a big space of the centre that features the Vieux Port.