Thierry Henry says he loves these Mauricio Pochettino comments about Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino admits that Tottenham Hotspur will need to improve to compete in the Champions League.

Thierry Henry has told Sky Sports News, which was broadcast on the morning of the 18th March, that he loves the comments that Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino made after his side were knocked out of the Europa League by Borussia Dortmund last night.

Dortmund thoroughly outclassed Spurs over the two legs of their Europa League tie, and ended up progressing with a 5-1 aggregate scoreline.

The defeat was a humbling one for Spurs, but Pochettino was in a reflective mood after the contest.

The Argentine boss simply suggested that his young side needed to learn from the experience, and that Dortmund had shown how much improvement Spurs need to make if they are make an impression in the Champions League next season.

And Arsenal legend Henry said: “I like the fact that he’s said we need to improve in order to compete in the Champions League next year. He’s aware the team is maybe not at that level. I love that about him.”

There have been suggestions that Spurs’ Europa League exit could actually work out as a benefit, as they chase the Premier League title, but Henry was not of that mindset.

“I don’t know if it’s a blessing [going out],” he added. “But the positive is that they won’t have to prepare for those Thursday night games.”

Tottenham’s attention will now be solely focused on their Premier League campaign, as they look to catch Leicester City.

Spurs are currently five points behind the Foxes, with their next match coming against Bournemouth on Sunday.

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