“We now belong among the best teams in Europe”: Pochettino

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Mauricio Pochettino has said for his Tottenham Hotspur players to take the club to “the next level” they need to start winning trophies according to an article in The Telegraph.

This follows our stunning victory last night against Real Madrid which sealed our qualification to the Champions League knockout stages with two matches to spare.

According to the article Pochettino described it as one of the more satisfying results of his time at Spurs but he was also not getting carried away and warned his players the only way to be recognised as a great team would be to prove they could actually win the bigger competitions.

The Argentine tactician said: “This sort of win brings with it certain consequences in terms of making us more visible,It’s something everyone around Europe will have seen. You’ve seen today that Tottenham is a big team, playing at Wembley in front of more than 80,000 people. We now belong not only among the best teams in England but in Europe, and results like this will show people where we are going”

Pochettino added “What’s important for me is that we are in the next round. We’re starting to believe in our potential and our qualities. We’re now able to compete with the biggest teams on a physical and mental level. Our goals are to win the big competitions. Whether we get there this year or not, we’re certainly moving in the right direction.

“We need to understand that we are at a level where we are playing fantastic against the best teams, and to get to the next level we have to win things. Right now, we’re very proud. But this means nothing if at the end of the season we haven’t won a trophy.”

So a proud night for all concerned under the lights at Wembley. The crowd were sensational and roared on every kick but of course Pochettino was the calmest one of all and always wants more and he’s right, if we want to be the best we’ve got to beat the best and regularly and win trophies (that matter of course)

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