Tottenham Hotspur took on Barcelona at the Cam Nou on Tuesday in perhaps their biggest game of the season, if not their recent history.
Spurs needed to match any Inter Milan result against PSV to qualify second in the group for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
As PSV ended up taking a point at the San Siro, Spurs would only need a draw in Spain, but they didn’t know that at the time, of course.
Unfortunately, just seven minutes into the tie, young Kyle Walker-Peters gave the ball away on the half way line, with the rest of his team up for a set piece.
Barca’s Dembele flew past the full back and tucked the ball past Lloris to give Tottenham and KWP the worst of starts.
However, the right back’s performance did improve, and Spurs ended up equalising late on to secure their last 16 place.
Pochettino was asked in his press conference if KWP would be kept in the side.
Poch said (Football London): “For me his performance was very good, very good. For me I thought he was fantastic. Of course a little bit unlucky in the situation that after we conceded the goal, like other players who have made a mistake. Only you conceded in that situation and in another situation we didn’t. If we analyse the game and you judge him I think he was fantastic. To make that debut in the Champions League in Barcelona showed he had quality and character to cope with that pressure.”
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