Mauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham Hotspur’s failure to qualify to next round of the Champions League would not be seen as a failure.
The North London side are currently struggling in the European competition as they are yet to register a win so far. They were on the course for a famous victory in Italy but Inter Milan staged a late fight back to hand them a 2-1 defeat.
They were again no match for Barcelona who pumped in four goals past a hapless Hugo Lloris. Spurs’ habit of conceding a last minute goal again came back to haunt them as PSV snatched a 2-2 draw with Luuk de Jong scoring just before the final whistle.
The Argentine manager knows the importance of a match as their future relies a lot on the result of this game but he believes it will not be a matter of concern if they somehow fail to get past the group stage hurdle.
“When you compete at that level against Inter Milan or PSV, of course Barcelona, it is not easy to go to the next stage of the Champions League and qualify.
“We all feel disappointed because we cannot deliver the possibility of playing the Champions League in our new stadium, but it wasn’t in our hands, there were many things that complicated it. It is impossible to blame the club.
“If we are able to win tomorrow and have the possibility to go to the next stage maybe we can play in the Champions League in March in the new stadium.”