Alexis Sanchez Sends Warning to Tottenham Ahead of Massive Champions League Clash With Marseille

Alexis Sanchez Sends Warning to Tottenham Ahead of Massive Champions League Clash With Marseille

  • Ex-Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez has sent a warning to Tottenham Hotspur, ahead of Olympique Marseille's clash with the English team
  • Tottenham was Sanchez's adversary when he played for Arsenal and he is looking to inflict more pain on Antonio Conte's side
  • Sanchez will also be reunited with his former Inter Milan manager for the UEFA Champions League clash

Former Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has sent a warning to Tottenham Hotspur, ahead of Olympique Marseille's huge Champions League encounter against the English side.

The match on Tuesday night, November 1, will also be a reunion between Sanchez and his former boss Antonio Conte, who coached him at Inter Milan.

Alexis Sanchez, Olympique Marseille, Tottenham Hotspur, UEFA Champions League, Arsenal, Antonio Conte
Alexis Sanchez has scored three goals against Tottenham. Photo by Ulrik Pedersen.
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Alexis Sanchez enjoyed a fairly successful spell with the Gunners between 2014 and January 2018, scoring 80 goals in 166 appearances, according to Transfermarkt.

Moreover, Sanchez enjoyed playing against Arsenal's nemesis, Tottenham. Against them, he netted three goals in 11 appearances.

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Alexis Sanchez warns Tottenham

The Chile international joined Marseille this year after his contract with Inter Milan was terminated, according to ESPN.

Sanchez has directed a dig at Tottenham before their massive showdown in the Champions League, according to Football London.

"I have great affection for Arsenal from my time there. Beating Spurs every time was a great joy; it was very special and they are days I will always cherish."
Antonio Conte, Tottenham Hotspur, Olympique Marseille, Alexis Sanchez, Champions League
Antonio Conte was sent off in Tottenham's last Champions League match after his team's goal was controversially ruled out. Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC.
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The 33-year-old praised his former coach and is excited to play against him.

"He was a very demanding coach. If you don’t give 100% on pitch, then you are dropped from the next game, but it will be great to play against him tomorrow."

Tottenham could likely fail to advance to the last 16 if they lose in Marseille - and if Sporting CP and Eintracht Frankfurt draw in the other Group D game. Therefore, Conte's men need at least a draw to advance, according to the Evening Standard.

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Alexis Sanchez makes Marseille debut

Sports Brief earlier reported on Alexis Sanchez making his debut for the French giants Marseille against Brest in August.

He was introduced at the start of the second half but did not significantly influence the game, as Marseille failed to hold onto the lead.

Sanchez signed a one-year deal with Marseille, coached by Igor Tudor, who was Conte's teammate at Juventus.

Source: SportsBrief.com