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Mauricio Pochettino is keeping the faith that Tottenham can pull off a remarkable Champions League escape act and squeeze into the last 16.

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. "In the end we managed to take a couple but I think we deserved it". We would then be going to Barcelona to try to win the game. We must focus on Saturday but in the Champions League we must focus on Inter Milan.

"I think we can beat them and I am so optimistic". PSV won their 11th straight league tie at the weekend but the 1-0 victory over Vitesse Arnhem was not plain sailing despite the visitors being down to ten men from the 15-minute mark. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial.

The Spurs boss praised the spirit of his players after four games in nine days.

"I'm so pleased with everything - not only the effort of the performance, but how we played in the opposite half, trying to be patient and not taking rash decisions and not making a mistake". Their keeper was fantastic but there was also a lack of clinical play in front of goal. However, in the Champions League, Spurs have struggled, allowing at least two goals in each of their first three games.

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However, Mark van Bommel's side must head to London looking to secure a victory with tougher ties at home to Barcelona and away to Internazionale to come. In football that can happen.

"But we tried to find solutions and the solution was to put Fernando Llorente on and how the goal arrived was Llorente was there for Harry Kane, or to help on the one or other side with the full-backs pushing higher with [Kieran] Trippier".

"We have to stay up there as long as we can", said Kane, who scored Tottenham's third goal at Molineux.

Harry Kane hopes Tottenham's success on the road will pay dividends later in the season and that they will still be in a position to challenge the Premier League leaders when they get a run of home games. Asked if he thought his team need to improve against Inter, Pochettino said: "I always want more from the team". When we get into the new stadium, get that momentum, get everyone on their feet behind us, if we're not too far behind, we can be in a position to give it a good push.

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