Pochettino encourages players to ‘believe’ they can beat Juventus

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Dom Le Roy

An article in The Mirror describes how Mauricio Pochettino has set no limits on what his Tottenham team can achieve.

Pochettino wants his players to “believe” they can beat one of European football’s heavyweights — because knocking out Juventus would really put them on the map.

We go into Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg at Wembley as favourites after that dramatic 2-2 draw in Turin, however the article dies point out that Juve have great pedigree in continental competition, world class players and will be very dangerous opponents.

This is the greatest test in Pochettino’s tenure and a chance to see whether the foundations he has laid in the past four years can help us reach the quarter-finals of UEFA’s No1 club tournament for only the second time ever.

“We can’t set a limit. I don’t do that, I am a dreamer,”:said Pochettino.Every chance you have to play, you need to try to win and go as far as possible. I am living today and trying to do my best and achieve what we want this season. But I don’t set some minimums.

He added: “I think we have a very good opportunity, but in football you need to earn things. We are going to face one of the best teams in the world and in history. In the last three years they have played two finals and it will be a fantastic battle but I am only thinking about tomorrow.

Pochettino went on to say: “We must not think too much about the consequences of the result. We need to feel free.If we do that and enjoy the game we will perform nearly at our best, or at our best. And if we do then we will have the chance to win.

Pochettino concluded: “At the end of the season we will see and assess the season but the confidence and the maturity is there and we are in good form and we are going to try and achieve big things if we follow this same way.”

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