Mauricio Pochettino has called his Tottenham players 'more than heroes, while admitting his side are now in a dog fight to secure a Champions League spot, following defeat against Liverpool on Sunday.
Spurs were moments away from clinching a crucial point at Anfield, but they conceded a goal right at the death as Toby Alderweireld bundled the ball into the back of his own net following a mistake from Hugo Lloris.
The defeat means that Spurs are without a win from their previous five matches, but Pochettino has insisted that finishing in the top four is still in his side's hands.
Not wanting to dig at Spurs here but can you imagine the furore if Man Utd, Arsenal or Chelsea had lost 10 of their 31 PL games?— Toby Cudworth (@themasterplan87) March 31, 2019
A prosperous future awaits at a phenomenal new stadium but that shouldn’t gloss over how poor Spurs have been of late.
Very, very poor.
"But I am happy with everyone. It is important to understand the circumstances of the team, of the club, of course no excuse or justification, but you know, the most important is to feel that you dominate a team that is building to win the league and Champions League."
"It is tough to lose a game in that way, but in the end I think I am happy because the emotion and feeling we got today I think is going to help us.
"In football it happens. We need to support our players and know that this type of situation can happen. It's unlucky and difficult to deal with that because it's so difficult to explain.
"They team spent more than £100m in the summer, that is the satisfaction, but we need to keep going, improving and learning."
Source : 90min