In a Champions League competition, its all well to finish top of your group, but it’s all about how you push on from this with the knockout stages becoming a different kettle of fish.
Out of the 5 English clubs currently playing their football in the European tournament, Spurs are the only team to have found themselves with two recent finalists sharing the same group as them in the form of Borrusia Dortmund and Real Madrid.
Preparation for the knockout stages is one of the most important parts in succeeding in the competition, with a lack of complacency and focus needing to be maintained at all times.
Spurs couldn’t have had any better preparation in what will be a shock progression to the knockout stages, against 2 outfits who, on any given day, would be guaranteed progression in any football fans’ mind.
Coming out of the 4 encounters against these two experienced sides with 10 points and an unbeaten streak intact, goes to show Pochettino just how they need to set up and play against some of these European giants.