Mauricio Pochettino talks about Tottenham's Champions League situation

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino during the press conference

Tottenham held on for a valuable point against Bayer Leverkusen last night as they were pushed hard throughout the game.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham will be counting their lucky stars after surviving a second-half onslaught from Bayer Leverkusen to draw 0-0. Their hosts failed to make the most of their chances, and Tottenham left with a point. After the game, Mauricio Pochettino spoke to Tottenham’s website about the situation his side now find themselves in.

Dele Alli, Vincent Janssen and Erik Lamela all missed opportunities and it seemed Spurs would be made to rue their inability to score immediately after the break as Javier Hernandez poked the ball towards goal from close-range. However, Hugo Lloris was there and he made an astonishing save as he scrambled across goal to stop the shot. It was the highlight of a valiant performance by the visitors.

Tottenham's Dele Alli celebrates scoring their second goalTottenham's Dele Alli celebrates

"After the game it's a good point," Pochettino told Tottenham’s website. "It was a game where we wanted to take the three points. After the second half, we need to feel pleased with the draw".

"It’s in our hands now at Wembley. We need to turn around the feeling of that first game against Monaco, to feel that it's our home and try to show that we deserve to win".

Tottenham's Hugo LlorisTottenham's Hugo Lloris

"It's tough to recover the points after losing the first game at home but the good win at CSKA and now this draw means it's all open and in our hands to try to go through to the next round".

Spurs currently sit in second place in group E with four points, one behind leaders Monaco. The London side now face the reverse of all their fixtures as they have three games to make it to the knockout stages of the Champions League, with the entire side knowing their destiny is still in their own hands.

Spurs fans will be desperate to see Harry Kane make his return from injury before their next group game, while Alderweireld will be another player the London side will be far better for having back.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

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