Wednesday November 28 2018
Pochettino: 'Not mission impossible'

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino insists victory away to Barcelona is “not mission impossible” after beating Inter.

The 1-0 result at Wembley this evening, decided by Christian Eriksen, means it’ll all go down to the last game in this Champions League group.

Inter need to get a better result against PSV Eindhoven than Spurs do at Camp Nou.

“All is possible. I never say it is mission impossible, in football all can happen, you need to believe,” Pochettino told BT Sport.

“It will be tough, but the belief is so important. Now we have another tough game against Arsenal first, and we need to be ready again.”

Pochettino pulled a few surprises with his starting XI this evening, leaving Eriksen, Eric Dier and Son Heung-Min on the bench.

“The most important thing is to try and translate confidence to the whole squad. If you win it's a topic, people ask why you change if your performance was good?

“But sometimes when you win you have to do something to spark the team, to add fresh legs, to tell them we are all important it is not about the name, but the collective.

“To arrive to Barcelona and compete at our best we need to have fresh legs, fresh minds, no injuries; to arrive in that way to Barcelona we need to rotate the squad of course. We have big respect for Barcelona.

“Barcelona is one of the best teams in Europe, and of course they have unbelievable players. It will be such a tough game. But we have belief that we can win.”