Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino on his side's celebrations

A smiling Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham Hotspur progressed to the Champions League knockout stages last night.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian coach Mauricio Pochettino looks on during a press conference at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on December 10, 2018 on the eve of the UEFA Champions...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Football.London that he feels he has achieved something special with the Lilywhites for the first time now.

Tottenham progressed in the Champions League, after it looked like their hopes were all but over after the third game in the group.

Spurs failed to win any of their first three European matches this season, but somehow turned things around and progress.


Tottenham were absolutely brilliant at the Nou Camp last night, as they picked up a draw against Barcelona.

It was expected that Pochettino’s side would need to win, but Inter MIlan’s failure to beat PSV ensured that Tottenham progressed.

And the celebrations at full-time in the dressing room meant a lot to Pochettino.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

"To see those players celebrate inside with the staff you feel for the first time in four and half years that something special had happened," he said. 

Pochettino has famously never won a trophy at Tottenham, but last night’s result showed just how far he has taken them again.

Spurs will now be playing Champions League football in February again, with Lucas Moura scoring a late leveller last night.

A smiling Mauricio Pochettino manager

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