Mauricio Pochettino insists his team is still struggling from the blues of losing the Champions League final.
Tottenham suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool last season at Istanbul, forcing them to finish yet another season without silverware.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Pochettino said, “Yesterday we were talking to someone. We were talking and he said we need to tell something that’s important to know. Against Juventus, in 2016 he played the final in Barcelona and they lost the final. In November they were in Italy in Serie A in 13th or 14th place and saying how difficult it is when you lose a final. Talking about Juventus, one of the best clubs.
“I think it’s not to say nothing or to make excuses, it’s only how difficult it is to manage different things. I always tell you that it’s going to be important the three points tomorrow to be closer to the next stage of the Champions League and also for our confidence.
“Against Everton it was massive the step up until the injury of Andre Gomes we dominated and controlled the game. The three points were for us and it would have been massive. But when the dynamic is as it is it’s important to be strong and knowing that we need to work so hard to turn around that negative dynamic. Of course it’s going to be important tomorrow if we are able to win, it’ll be massive for our confidence.”
See Also: Tottenham Top Goalscorer By Season – Since 1992