Tottenham Hotspur kept their Champions League dreams alive by defeating Inter Milan 1-0 last night.

A second half Christian Eriksen strike saw Spurs climb above their Italian group mates, albeit just by their head to head record.

Tottenham must now travel to the Camp Nou and will likely need a win to qualify for the knock out stages of the competition.

Despite already recording wins against Chelsea and Inter this week, Pochettino was still frustrated during his post-match press conference.

He talked about the battle Spurs faced having so many players in the latter stages of the World Cup, leaving them little time to rest of prepare for the new season.

Tottenham had a whopping nine players who made it all the way to the semi finals of the competition in Russia, playing the maximum number of games possible.

The likes of Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Danny Rose, Hugo Lloris, Mousa Dembele, Jan Vertonghen, and Toby Alderweireld all went the distance.

Football London report Poch said: “My question is: nine players arrive on Monday, and we need to start the Premier League on Saturday. No-one can explain how to perform in the best way, can give us the secret. We are not machines – maybe this man [Jesus Perez] is.

“It’s so difficult, we cannot expect the players can perform. It’s a very difficult thing to be ready to compete in your best way and then connect everything. It’s only about time, time. With no pre-season, we had nine players involved in the end of the World Cup. It’s always the same – if you give rest 20 days, it’s too much rest. If you don’t give rest, you upset the players.

“It was so difficult for me, impossible, impossible. We need to change for the future many things. Like basketball maybe, to change the rules. Or more capacity for the coaches to manage from the touchline. As I told you, the most difficult season for us started in the summer – massive challenge.

“We didn’t sign, all the players arrived late, no time to prepare the team. Everything new for us. It was a massive challenge but now we’re happy. We improve our results, our stats, we’re fighting and in a good position in the Champions League and the players deserve a lot of credit.”

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