Mauricio Pochettino sees a 'massive change' at Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur have cruised into the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino watches from the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Apoel...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Football.London that he believes he has seen a massive change in the way his side have played this season in Europe.

Tottenham picked up more points in the Champions League group stage than any other side, and are still unbeaten in the competition.

Spurs won 3-0 against APOEL last night, to round off their group stage fixtures in Europe’s elite competition.

And Pochettino has praised the way that Spurs have played in the Champions League, after badly disappointing in the competition last term.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and APOEL Nicosia at Wembley Stadium on December 6,...

He said: “It’s a massive change. We feel it's completely different.

“Last season we were so disappointed about how we played, how difficult it was for us to compete in the Champions League. This season we've improved a lot.

“It's true that we've expended a lot of energy in different games and maybe it's affected us a little bit in the Premier League. Now we need to be focused on the Premier League and start to win games again. Of course from one season to another, I think it's a massive step up for us.”

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and APOEL Nicosia at Wembley Stadium on December 6,...

Tottenham’s European form has been in stark contrast to their performances in the Premier League. this term

Spurs have beaten both Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, but they have struggled domestically.

Spurs are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table, and are now playing catch up in the race for the top four.

Tottenham take on Stoke City at the weekend, and only three points will be good enough, if they are to keep pace with the Champions League chasing clubs.

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