Mauricio Pochettino pre AEL 2nd leg: Europa League important for Champions League qualification

With two wins in two Premier League matches and an especially impressive performance against QPR in the bag, Tottenham could well challenge for a top four position this season.

Yet, their is a suspicion that Spurs’ best hopes for a Champions League place in 2015/2016 rests with winning the Europa League.

Europe’s secondary competition finally provides a Champions League spot for the winner this season.

And, arguably, Spurs have a better chance of getting into the Champions League through the Europa League rather than the Premier League.

After winning 2-1 against AEL Limassol in the first leg away from home, you would expect Tottenham to progress at White Hart Lane, but Pochettino cites the MK Dons 4-0 victory over Manchester United, as proof anything can happen in football.