Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham can still reach the Champions League knockout stages after beating PSV Eindhoven 2-1. Spurs’ faltering Group B campaign looked like hitting a new low after Luuk de Jong put the Dutch side ahead after only a minute at Wembley, which left Pochettino’s men on the brink of being knocked out.
However Harry Kane stood up when it mattered to rescue his side, equalising in the 78th minute and then being the beneficiary of an extremely kind deflection 11 minutes later to complete the turnaround. “Two games to play, if we are capable of beating Inter Milan we are going to be with them on seven points with one game to play,” Pochettino said after the game.
“In one game can happen anything. We will see if Barcelona have qualified for the next stage and we are going to go to Barcelona trying to win the game. “The belief is still there, you know me, I am so optimistic. Now is to be focused on Saturday but talking about Champions League is about being focused on Inter Milan.
“I think we were so close to winning the game and deserved more in Milan (a 2-1 defeat), we played better than them. I think we can beat them and I am so optimistic. If we are capable of beating them, the percentage to be in the next stage will be high.”