Tottenham paying for summer transfer window in the Champions League - Mauricio Pochettino

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"We played in a clever way against Inter".

They have secured some huge home resulrs, including 3-0 win over Bayern (semi-final first leg 2014/15), 7-0 against Celtic and 4-0 against Manchester City (group stage 2016/17), the 6-1 over PSG (last 16 2016/17) or the 3-0 over Juventus (group phase 2017/18).

With Tottenham facing early Champions League elimination, Christian Eriksen came to the rescue against Inter Milan.

"We have big respect for Barcelona, one of the best teams in Europe", said Pochettino.

'It is going to be another hard game, so we have to get right and physically prepared for it, because it is going to be another battle, ' the England global said.

Pochettino's side will go out if they fail to beat the Italian side at Wembley.

Luciano Spalletti has already indicated that he is not expecting Tottenham to beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

"What Barcelona do is not in our hands".

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Pochettino said: "I'm so disappointed from the beginning because it's not only him but Georges-Kevin N'Koudou and Vincent Janssen are out of the squad in the Champions League and that's so painful".

"I like to think about the four years when I was very happy there and I won a lot of trophies".

"It's going to be massive", he said.

"It's a mistake we made, that at this level of football we can not repeat", Pochettino said, as reported by the BBC.

His players seemed to have taken that message to heart as they dominated the first half.

Pochettino introduced Eriksen in the 70th minute and it proved an inspired move as the Denmark playmaker turned the game in Tottenham's favour.

Then, having only been on the pitch a short while, Eriksen made the breakthrough by applying an emphatic finish to the approach play of Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli...

Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he's provided a team news and injury update ahead of the game including the latest on Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Davinson Sanchez, Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele and Juan Foyth.

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