Pochettino proud of his Spurs side following European progression

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Mauricio Pochettino admits he is anxious about Tottenham's future trophy credentials due to the mentality they showed in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Southampton.

"Spurs are realistically out of the title race, but they are in a battle for a top four spot with two of Spurs, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal missing out on automatic Champions League qualification".

Despite their poor domestic form of late, Spurs were boosted by victory at Borussia Dortmund in midweek to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League. "It's a little bit sad, but maybe we need to start to think that we need to operate in a different way from the start of next season".

Yet, with the club's new stadium finally ready, at a reported cost of £1 billion ($1.3 billion), the level of investment in the squad will be highly dependent on securing Champions League cash. 'I am a manager who always wanted to help the Premier League and the FA and who tried to behave at my best to help the referees and try to improve our game.


"I feel very proud". You use the first half like an example, arrogance, playing with intention, focus, concentration, we matched them in everything and we were much better.

'It's a long wait until the next game, some of us will have internationals but this week it will be tough to get over it, ' Christian Eriksen said.

Of course, it's so important to be in the quarter-final but in the end you need to show more if you want to be at the next level and stay there.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said: "We are delighted that we shall be able to welcome our supporters to the stadium and our players of the past and the future to take to the pitch on what will be momentous occasions for our club".


"We put in a good solid performance against Fulham and at Manchester United we played well and should have come away with something more".

Chris Hughton's side took the lead through Glenn Murray's early goal at Selhurst Park before Luka Milivojevic equalised with a second-half penalty.

"There's been a lot of talk about being in the last step, winning some trophies".

"We lost against Man United after a really sensational game we played there".


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