'It's so painful' - Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino reveals his Champions League agony

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"We did largely what we had to do, apart from a few moments of the game", he told Sky Sport Italia. I don't know which scenario cynics would judge least likely - Spurs going through or the new stadium being ready by then - but here's how they can get there from their position in third place and three points behind Inter in Group B. First off they have to win. But of course in the Champions League, no-one is going to give you a present and not care about the result.

"All is possible in football", the Spurs manager said. Us and Inter can only arrive with 10 points.

Pochettino is also expecting a big performance from England worldwide midfielder Dele Alli, saying the 22-year-old plays his best football when the stakes are highest. "Of course, they have unbelievable players and it'll be so tough, but one thing we have is our belief and faith we can win", he said.

"It was a very good move", Eriksen said, "and I'm happy to finish it".

Instead, we kept playing our football and when Sissoko and Dele teed up Eriksen in the 80th minute, that patience was duly rewarded with a fine victor to keep our Champions League aspirations alive.

Jan Vertonghen, who played his first match for nearly two months against Inter after recovering from a hamstring injury is looking forward to the game.

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Defeats in Italy and at home to Barcelona to begin their Champions League group have left the Londoners up against it in order to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition, and to have any chance of progressing they must win when the San Siro side head to London.

"If Tottenham play like they did last weekend against Chelsea, they can not lose".

Given the physical demands on his players, Pochettino has suggested a rule change that would allow him to repeatedly introduce and substitute players throughout a match.

"We laugh a lot when he is alone with the ball in front of the goal he is boring, we say, "Oh that is Dele Alli". But now we need to focus on Arsenal on Sunday - another massive game for us".

So far, Danny Welbeck, Nacho Monreal and Konstantinos Mavropanos are the only players who are unavailable for selection which means a number of first-team players could have some rest.

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