No nightmare for Pochettino despite Champions League disaster

Date published: Thursday 8th March 2018 10:24

Mauricio Pochettino insists he is still a dreamer despite Tottenham’s Champions League nightmare on Wednesday night.

Spurs were on the verge of knocking out Juventus and reaching the quarter-finals for only the second time when they led 1-0 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate.

But the Italian champions stunned Wembley with two goals in three second-half minutes from Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala.

And in the dying seconds Harry Kane thought he had taken the tie to extra time, only to see his header come back off the inside of the far post before being cleared off the line.

Yet Spurs boss Pochettino said: “A nightmare? Why? That is football.

“I am still a dreamer. Of course I am disappointed, when you compete in the Champions League and against this type of club, you can win or you can lose.

“We lost but in the way that we lost, I am happy. For me football is not a nightmare. You can win or lose.

“We respect our idea and we play football and we created a lot of chances but it wasn’t enough to win the game. That is all.”


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