"When the people say 'you're the only club that didn't sign any players, ' to sign another player means to put another player out of the list for the Champions League".
When pushed on his bold comments about winning in Barcelona, he said: "All is possible in football".
'It is going to be a real challenge, but we showed in parts against Barcelona at home that we can match them and be just as good as them.
"We need to approach the game in the best way and believe that we can win".
UEFA is not happy with the aesthetics of the pitch, which has bumps and patches of mud, but is satisfied enough for the game to go ahead.
The Lilywhites made it back-to-back victories in Group B thanks to Eriksen's close-range finish 10 minutes from time, taking them level on points with their opponents with one game to play.
"So this game will be a good measure of how far they have come - they played some big teams earlier in the season and fell short".
Jan Vertonghen, who played his first match for nearly two months against Inter after recovering from a hamstring injury is looking forward to the game.
"It's so painful. It's a mistake that we made that at this level of football we can not repeat again".
Should Spurs manage a victory that is neither 1-0, 2-1 or by two clear goals (eg 3-2), then Spurs would need to better the points Inter earn against PSV when they go to Camp Nou. Every three days playing games is so tough - so tough for us but for our players so so hard.
"I'm sure Barcelona will not give anything easy to Tottenham even if they are already qualified", Spalletti said.
The 20-year-old defender was omitted from the list as Spurs have 20 "non-locally trained" players in their squad and are only allowed to name 17, so he was one to be sacrificed.
"There was a tough period for Moussa but I remember one day I hugged him when he was coming off and I told him, 'You are going to be a success here'". There aren't players who can play in all 12.
"The most important is to try to avoid risk, to mix ... and rotate", Pochettino said.