Inter Milan’s hopes of reaching the Champions League round of 16 are in the hands of Barcelona and coach Luciano Spalletti believes the Catalans will not let his team down.

Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 win over Inter on Wednesday means they will go through at the expense of the Serie A side if they win their final group B match away to Barcelona.

Spalletti, whose own team host PSV Eindhoven in the other group match on 11 December, said there was no question that Barcelona would give it their all even if they had already qualified.

“They are serious professionals,” he said. “I have no doubts about the way they will approach the match.

“It hasn’t occurred to me that players like Gerard Pique, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez could take their foot off the pedal or not care about losing at home.”

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By Ian Dei

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