Mauricio Pochettino believes Spurs can reach Champions League knockout stages

Carla Harmon
November 7, 2018

Spurs have one point from three games and will be eliminated if they lose on Tuesday and Inter Milan beat Barcelona. Tottenham are in third place, three points behind second-place Inter. However history isn't on PSV's side having last registered their last away in the Champions League back in 2007 against CSKA Moscow, eleven away games have passed since then.

"I like it because after almost five years I think it's the first time that they've been critical of me and didn't agree with me - but in the end, 2-1". We deserved more. If we're able to beat them the percentage to be in the next stage will be higher.

Spurs were eventually knocked out by Juventus in the last 16, but their run was seen by many as a potential springboard for future success.

Tottenham's pressure finally told in the final 12 minutes, however, as Harry Kane led from the front by netting a couple of goals to lift his side to within three points of Inter Milan, who earned a 1-1 draw against Barcelona elsewhere tonight.

He and Behich were snapped up by new PSV boss Mark van Bommel after the former Dutch worldwide saw them both in action up close as assistant to his Socceroos World Cup head coach father-in-law Bert van Marwijk.

Pochettino insists it will not be embarrassing if Tottenham are knocked out.

In Spain, Atletico Madrid rebounded from a heavy loss to Borussia Dortmund with a convincing 2-0 win over the German team, a result that left both teams tied atop Group A. If you don't deserve to go, it's disappointing but not embarrassing. We created lots of chances, played well and dominated the game, but we could not score. We could have managed the game in another way.

While the Premier League giants have found it tough in Italy, they should be optimistic of taking their Champions League fate down to the final round of group games by winning at Wembley on November 28. Alli has only played in two games since suffering a hamstring injury in late September.

Large sections of the pitch were brown, the surface was uneven and the National Football League logos and distance markings were still visible.

"We cannot control everything in the game but we can do better with the ball".

Tottenham host Inter in Gameweek 5 and Mauricio Pochettino can be confident of claiming an all-important win.

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