Mauricio Pochettino during Tottenham vs Barcelona

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham must beat PSV to prove they can win the Premier League

Tottenham take on PSV on Wednesday in the Champions League. Ahead of the game Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino believes that they must win the game to prove they are capable of winning the Premier League.

‘I think we are so competitive over the last four-and-a-half-years, but to win a title is the last step, to push the team and the club’

Speaking before PSV, Mauricio Pochettino stated:

“If we are not capable of winning this type of game we cannot win the title.

 “We need more. I think we are so competitive over the last four-and-a-half-years, but to win a title is the last step, to push the team and the club.

“I think it’s so important the Champions League game against Eindhoven if we want to be alive in the competition. It’s a must-win game.

“If we want to grow, if we want to be competitive, if we want one day to be close to winning, to coping with the pressure in football. When you play for a win you need to learn how to manage that pressure.

“Four-and-a-half-years ago when they offered me the Tottenham job the idea was to build a team for the Champions League in the moment we arrive in the new stadium.

“This is our third Champions League in a row, one at White Hart Lane, three times at Wembley. We are ahead of the project. We are miles ahead.”

Tottenham vs PSV

Tottenham head into Wednesday’s game knowing a win is very much needed if they want to stand any chance of making it out of their Champions League group.

Tottenham would lose their first UCL game vs Inter Milan 2-1, despite being 1-0 up.

Spurs would then take on Spanish giants Barcelona and lose 4-2.

PSV have also lost both of their opening games vs Barca and Inter.

So, the best outcome for Tottenham on Wednesday would be a win vs PSV and probably Barcelona beating Inter.

This would mean Tottenham would need to beat Inter in their rematch and then hope for a bit of luck in their remaining games.

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