Pochettino: Spurs will realise their dream


Three of the five English sides to achieve just one point or fewer from their opening three Champions League group stage games went on to qualify for the next round - Newcastle United in 2002-03, Arsenal in 2003-04 and Liverpool in 2007-08. PSV's only point comes courtesy of the draw with Spurs in the Netherlands on 24 October.

Australian Trent Sainsbury had a moment he'd rather forget during his European Champions League debut for PSV in their loss to English club Tottenham.

Sky pundit Neville said after Monday's 1-0 defeat to Manchester City Spurs had been "spineless and soft" for 30 years but, after taking them back into the Premier League's top four, Pochettino brushed off any problem. It was a win which lifted the club heading into their Premier League clash with Wolves on Saturday, however Spurs have been dealt a number of blows prior to kick off.

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

"If you are doing well and you arrive in January, no-one is going to change too much".

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

"You are going to see or have the answer".

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Speaking at his press conference, van Bommel said ahead of the tie, "We did not do well at home, we have to be honest about that". We want to be in the next stage - it's not only that we need the help of Barcelona winning the game; we need to do our job and we need to perform as well. I told the guys after a minute, "Stop complaining and go and get used to the pitch".

First, on 27 minutes, Lamela produced touches of real quality to hold off two defenders, play a clever one-two with Son and fire a crisp, low finish past Rui Patricio in Wolves' goal.

The NFL logo in the centre of the pitch is no longer visible, but there appear to be patches of the pitch with a poor covering of grass.

Mauricio Pochettino has promised to stay at Tottenham until he restores the club to the dominant force they were in the 1960s. I think he is still young for a 'keeper but he has the potential to get to the top. The condition will be the same for both sides. However, in the Champions League, Spurs have struggled, allowing at least two goals in each of their first three games.

Dele Alli had an effort cleared off the line, Christian Eriksen's deflected strike flew just wide before a dynamic run by Lucas Moura yielded three separate shots on goal, the last of which came with the Brazilian on the floor where he hooked over.

But Pochettino, whose side are now fifth in the Premier League, made his case for remaining with Tottenham as he talked passionately about returning the clubs to their famous 1961 double-winning glory days.