They managed what rather few expected, they left Santiago Bernabeu undefeated, proving once again that this season’s Tottenham is not in the Champions League just to take part, but to stand out.
This was the greatest challenge to compete and we’ve done it, and against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu. It is something we were missing, this feeling to compete at the highest level
Mauricio Pochettino told reporters after the 1-1 in Madrid, excited about the attitude his players showed.
The result is less important. The fact we competed makes me most happy. We are a team under construction but we have reinforced our ideas. It was a great chance to prove we can compete. There are many components. On psychological level many things, against a team accustomed to playing at this level
the Tottenham manager said. As for their chances of qualifying for the next round of the competition;
The point puts us in a very good position to go through. We are building a stadium and the team is under construction too. It is important to reinforce the belief we can compete. Last year it was sad we did not compete in the Champions League. This year is better, we have progressed and we are growing