Spurs ace Jan Vertonghen spoke exclusively to the club's official website ahead of his side's huge clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League tonight, and shared how he and his teammates realised something very important, after analysing their game against Los Blancos at the Bernabeu.
Tottenham were more than a match for Real, from start to finish, and despite having more than enough chances to actually win the game, they eventually had to settle for a 1-1 draw.
That was seen as a fine result for the Lilywhites, however, and Mauricio Pochettino received high praise for the manner in which he set his side up to take the game to the European champions.
And Vertonghen shared how he and his teammates gained great confidence after re-watching their game against Madrid at the Bernabeu, when speaking to TottenhamHotspur.com, highlighting how they easily had enough chances to win the game:
"We’ve analysed the last game. Obviously they had their chances, but seeing the game back was good for us and made us actually realise that we could have won there. Seeing all the chances, seeing the possibilities, seeing the spaces helps us to take the confidence into this week’s game and the belief that we can beat them.”
Spurs desperately need a positive result tonight against Ronaldo and co tonight, as they look to put two disappointing results, against West Ham and Manchester United respectively, behind them.
And a win against the Champions of Europe could be just the tonic to help kick-start their season again.