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Ronaldinho tips Spurs to win the Champions League

Ronaldinho believes Tottenham can win the Champions League this season.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side face Manchester City in the second leg of their quarter-final tie on Wednesday night, Son Heung-Min’s goal giving the North London side a 1-0 advantage to take to the Etihad.

Former Barcelona and AC Milan star Ronaldinho, who won the competition with the Spanish side in 2006, believes Spurs can upset the odds and become European champions for the first time.

“Why can’t Spurs win the Champions League? Because they don’t have the history in the competition, or because they have never won it before?” he told the Daily Star.

“Every team that has won the Champions League had to win it for the first time once.

“Their result against Manchester City, who are one of the best teams and have some of the best players in the competition, showed that they can compete with the best.

“At this stage they will believe they can go all the way — and if they play as they can then maybe they will.”

Asked about Ronaldinho’s prediction during his pre-match press conference, Mauricio Pochettino simply said: “Why not?” – with a massive grin on his face.