Mauricio Pochettino: Spurs can progress in Champions League after PSV win

Tothemham Hotspurs coach

Mauricio Pochettino is keeping the faith that Tottenham can pull off a remarkable Champions League escape act and squeeze into the last 16. Kick-off in London is 8pm.

However, Kane's scuffed left-foot shot found the bottom corner before his late header took two deflections on its way in.

Two late goals gave Spurs a comeback victory, meaning PSV can not qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League. The trio will lead the attack for Mark van Bommel's side on Tuesday. Of course the manager has his expectations and so do the staff and they try to give us the main tools and then it is about our emotions, our feelings.

"First of all we need to play against Inter". Then the road to the opponent's goal becomes very long. "He's still young, he'll learn from it, but we all have to do better in that situation, especially when we're 3-0 up". In Holland we say s** strong *"I don't want to make a big issue, but it's not good enough to play good football".

"We were right when we signed him because we believed in him and we knew him from Southampton".

For the last few seasons Liverpool have leapfrogged their Manchester rivals in terms of challenging for silverware and while Jose Mourinho has been struggling to recapture the glory days of Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, Jurgen Klopp has helped produce one of the finest teams in Europe, who made it to the Champions League final last season.

Both sides now sit on one point in the group while Barcelona sit top with nine and Inter in second with six. Spurs will be without Jan Vertonghen, who is dealing with a hamstring injury.

That is likely to be down to a combination of Lloris, his understudy Michel Vorm and some wayward finishing from the opposition.

Can PSV get a victory?

Tottenham continued to dictate the flow of the game in the opening 20 minutes of the second period, but the closest either side came to a goal was through Pereiro's rising header, which Paulo Gazzaniga - in for the suspended Hugo Lloris - was equal to. Van Bommel's side looked scared against the Premier League side and could hardly cause them any problems.

If Spurs are to have a chance of qualifying they will surely have to raise their game.

Kane was to the fore once again in the dying embers of the contest, his headed attempted clipping Sainsbury on its way into the net to leave PSV on the brink of elimination.

PSV are decent and have some players that can do damage.

The unfortunate own goal proved decisive as Spurs held on for a crucial three points which all but ended PSV's hopes of progression to the knockout stages.



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