Pochettino questions whether his Tottenham squad was strong enough to compete on two fronts

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino looks dejected at full time

Tottenham Hotspur have been bitterly disappointing in their Champions League fixtures this season.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino during the press conferenceTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino 

Speaking to the media in the wake of his side's 2-1 defeat to Monaco, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino explained how his squad have struggled to cope with their participation in both the Premier League and the Champions League this season, as quoted by BBC Sport.

The North London outfit's European campaign has been the polar opposite to their domestic one, with a lack of tenacity, energy and any form of attacking cohesion costing them dearly on the continental stage.

And Pochettino discussed his side's ability to compete on both fronts, and explained how they may need to change some things next season, as quoted by BBC Sport:

"To be competitive in the Premier League, in the way that we are, because we are unbeaten in 12 games, and to compete in the Champions League, maybe it was tough. It is good for us to learn, and maybe next year if we're in the Champions League, we need to make some changes."

It is a slightly strange summary from the Argentine, considering the fact that he made five new signings over the summer, all of whom you would describe as acquisitions made to strengthen the depth of their squad, rather than improve upon the quality of their starting XI.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Unless, of course, he was referring to the standard of player they brought into the club, and maybe he was suggesting that next year they need to go bigger and bolder in regards to their recruitment.

With the quality of the competition in the Premier League this season, they now have their work cut out to even qualify for the Champions League next term, so their entry into the Europa League could potentially prove to be their most realistic route back into Europe's premier competition.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

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