Published: Wed, November 07, 2018

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Tottenham host Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night in the Champions League group stages and are entering must-win territory if they are to qualify for the knockout rounds.

With Internazionale drawing against Barcelona in the other fixture in Group B, Spurs not only have to beat Inter in three weeks but will nearly certainly need to achieve a better result than the Italian club in the final matchday - when Spurs travel to the Camp Nou. Sometimes people say, "Oh, Pochettino doesn't have a plan B or plan C", but the most important thing was to have a plan, and then, like today it was good to have a different way to approach and to score goals.

"I'm so pleased with everything, not only the effort of the performance, I think how we played in the opposite half, trying to be patient and not taking rash decisions and not make a mistake". I thought we were so close to winning the game [against Inter Milan in Italy].

Spurs return to Premier League action away to Crystal Palace on Saturday (5.30pm). "I like it because after almost five years I think it's the first time that they've been critical of me and didn't agree with me - but in the end, 2-1".

Pochettino said he was "so pleased" with his team after they came back to win late on but said that they should heed the warning of once again falling behind in the opening stages. Spurs have conceded early against Barcelona and Liverpool this season, and were 1-0 down before two minutes had been played against PSV.

The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. They want to play with nine or 10 strikers when you are losing the game. We played a lot in eight days. In the end I think we found the reward, and the team never gave up and showed big character and personality. However, in the Champions League, Spurs have struggled, allowing at least two goals in each of their first three games.

"When you are competitive at that level, if you are not good enough, if you are not clinical, or defend poorly like in the last minute in the Inter Milan game".

Spurs remained the controlling force after the restart, but they nearly found themselves two behind in the 58th minute - Paulo Gazzaniga crucially stopping Gaston Pereiro's goal-bound header from a corner.

If Spurs are to have a chance of qualifying they will surely have to raise their game.

"We are always in control of the ball and we always try to press the opponent".

"I think it'll improve a little bit - they're working so hard to improve it", he said.

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