Tottenham can still qualify for the Champions League challenge rounds according to Mauricio Pochettino, who believes his side 1-0 victory…
Tottenham can still qualify for the Champions League challenge rounds according to Mauricio Pochettino, who believes his side 1-0 victory over Internazionale has changed the team’s dynamics before the final final.
Christian Eriksen’s 80th-minute winner means that Spurs travels to Barcelona on December 11th and knows that a win will be enough to see them up to 16 rounds, regardless of what Inter handles against PSV Eindhoven.
“Now we are in a situation that depends on us, Sade Pochettino after the victory.” If we can win in Barcelona, we can move on to the next step. Of course it will be very difficult. We must be humble and try to improve.
“Everything is possible in football. We have great respect for Barcelona, they are one of the best teams in Europe and have incredible players. It will be so tough. But one thing we have is faith and believe we can win.
“Of course, we must again show a good level and compete in our best. In order to arrive at Barcelona and compete, we need fresh legs, healthy minds and no damage. We must handle it and rotate the squad. The requirements are so tough. Every three days playing games are so tough. “
Pochettino said he believed his team deserved victory.” We dominated and we created the best chances, “he said. He also tried to start the game with both Son Heung-mine and goalkeeper Eriksen on the bench.
” One thing I do not like football is the rules, maybe we should play more like basketball and go in and out. But we can not play with 13 players. If you look at the fixtures we will play 12 matches in 40 days. There are no players who can play in all 12.
The most important thing is to try to avoid risks, to blend the team, make all players feel important. “If we win, we’re right, if we lose, we’re wrong. But I’d like to change the mentality of football for” why play one and not another? “