'It's so painful' - Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino reveals his Champions League agony

'It's so painful' - Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino reveals his Champions League agony

'It's so painful' - Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino reveals his Champions League agony

However, Barcelona has only lost once at home in the Champions League in five years, and locked in top spot with a game to spare by beating PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday to go six points clear.

Mauricio Pochettino backed Tottenham to complete their Champions League escape act in Barcelona after Christian Eriksen's late strike kept alive their last 16 hopes with a 1-0 win over Inter Milan. "We need to arrive that way in Barcelona". Three games in a week is going to be tough, but confidence is high.

Given the physical demands on his players, Pochettino has suggested a rule change that would allow him to repeatedly introduce and substitute players throughout a match.

"The pressure is on Arsenal to perform and win the game - if Arsenal do not win this game, you are going to go away from here saying, 'Tottenham are just getting away from Arsenal'". We only need to show again a good level to compete at our best.

Barcelona face Tottenham in the final Group B Champions League match already confirmed as group winners. "I never say it is mission impossible".

The England worldwide scored in the impressive win against Chelsea on Saturday and Pochettino says he gets bored unless he is playing under pressure. Tottenham need to win to guarantee they will go through second - both they and Inter Milan are on seven points each, with the English side ahead if they end up level.

Pochettino said he believed his team deserved the victory.

A Dele Alli shot over the bar aside, however, they struggled to really create any clear-cut opportunities in the opening half an hour.

The best case would be by 1-0 or, if they concede, by a winning margin of more than one goal as that would put them above Inter on the head-to-head record following the 2-1 defeat at San Siro.

Lloris told RMC Sport: "We need to at least repeat the Inter result to reach the next round".

So far, Danny Welbeck, Nacho Monreal and Konstantinos Mavropanos are the only players who are unavailable for selection which means a number of first-team players could have some rest. "The most important thing is to try to avoid risk, mix the team with different players and rotate so all players feel important".

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