Late turnaround keeps Tottenham Hotspur alive in Champions League


"I hope I continue to have opportunities, it's important for me because it gives me the confidence to keep working, it's not easy when you do not play because mentally you have to be very strong to continue training hard".

You must go back to Pochettino's first season in charge to find a more generous side - that team's 12.9 shots faced per game marginally higher than this season's 12.6.

"I think we can beat them and I am so optimistic".

Despite their victory, Tottenham face a tough challenge to qualify from Group B, given they lie three points behind second-placed Inter Milan - their next opponents - and are still to face Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

"I understand, 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 [it ended] 2-1", Pochettino told reporters with a laugh.

Donyell Malen and Llorente both came close in the final 10 minutes, the former shooting too close to Gazzaniga and the latter heading right at Zoet, setting up a thrilling conclusion as Kane proved the hero again. In team news, Tottenham will be without keeper Hugo Loris who is suspended after picking up a red card in the away game last time out.

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. We are going to fight to try to be in the next stage.

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Striker Kane finally levelled the contest when he fired home after being teed up by substitute Fernando Llorente.

"So pleased with the effort for what was our fourth game in nine days", added Pochettino.

Tottenham will host PSV at their temporary home of Wembley and Lloris has dismissed fears over the state of a pitch damaged badly by National Football League matches. The trio will lead the attack for Mark van Bommel's side on Tuesday.

The 89th minute victor ended PSV's chances of progression from the group stage yet that didn't stop the Australian from owning the mistake and agreeing to a post-match interview with Optus Sport just minutes after the final whistle. The players were complaining in training but I told them to shut up.

Next up for Tottenham is a trip to play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

"Pleased of course, we're always trying to improve, but with all the circumstances the team is fighting". "We have been grinding results out here and there all season".