Tottenham Hotspur impressed in their 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday night.
Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur
Pundit Roy Keane has told ITV's Champions League Highlights Show (18/10/2017) that he thinks Tottenham are a 'rock solid' team under Mauricio Pochettino.
Most pundits gave Tottenham little chance at the Santiago Bernabeu, but a deflected Harry Kane opener put Spurs in front against Zinedine Zidane's side – only for a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty to save the day for Real.
Tottenham could have won the game with a number of late chances, but manager Mauricio Pochettino will be proud of his side having gone to last season's Champions League winners and claimed a point.
The result continues Tottenham's impressive start to the new Champions League campaign, having beaten Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at Wembley and defeated APOEL Nicosia 3-0 away from home before Tuesday's point.
Spurs continue to develop rapidly under Pochettino, and they have now been praised by pundit Roy Keane after their superb performance against Real Madrid.
Keane was asked whether the 'Lads, it's Tottenham' tag – something Sir Alex Ferguson gave Spurs many years ago, as Keane told The Guardian – and he suggested that those days are over, as Spurs are now solid, brave and showed plenty of courage.
Keane, who was speaking to ITV's Champions League Highlights Show, added that he thinks Spurs will be a threat in the Champions League, but predicts that they will fall short of winning the trophy, as they are still one or two players short.
“Them days are over,” said Keane. “I think Spurs now look rock solid, a really good team full of energy. We saw the game against Real Madrid, they were very brave, showed a lot of courage, looked like they belong with all the top teams in Europe now, and I think their manager and players deserve great credit - this is a really good Tottenham team now.”
“They’ll be a threat. I still think they’re short of one or two players to go on and win the trophy, but getting into the knockout stages and the quarter finals? They’ve got a great chance,” he added.