Champions League RESULTS: Liverpool stunned as Harry Kane rescues Tottenham

Sergio Cunningham
November 7, 2018

Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham can qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League after their late escape against PSV Eindhoven.

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.

Harry Kane scored twice as Spurs fought back from behind to win 2-1 with minutes to spare.

Spurs appeared to be doomed as they trailed for much of the Group B match, but they turned things around late on to capitalise on the Italian side dropping points at home to Barcelona.

That's because the history books show that Spurs love hosting the San Siro side.

"After four and a half years it's the first time they criticise", said Pochettino. In team news, Tottenham will be without keeper Hugo Loris who is suspended after picking up a red card in the away game last time out.

"I think it's a great opportunity to get the three points and to have the hope to go to the next stage - and then we have Inter Milan here and play the last game in Barcelona".

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"You know he'll just brush that aside".

With only one point from the opening three games, PSV headed to London looking for an unlikely victory to get their Champions League campaign kickstarted. Of course the manager has his expectations and so do the staff and they try to give us the main tools and then it is about our emotions, our feelings.

"I think it was a massive challenge and I think his performance was very, very good". We did that out there [in the reverse fixture] but we didn't finish them off when we could have, and we ended up paying the price [with a draw].

Striker Kane finally levelled the contest when he fired home after being teed up by substitute Fernando Llorente.

"The team was fighting and made a big effort". The Euro Club Index estimates the chance of progress for Spurs at around 15%.

PSV boss Mark van Bommel hailed his team in defeat and criticised the Wembley pitch but refused to use it as an excuse.

Before the match, the Wembley pitch - which has hosted three National Football League games in the past month - passed a UEFA pitch inspection, but Van Bommel still called it "outright disturbing" pre-game.

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