Pochettino: Spurs' hopes now slim but not Lloris' fault

Lamela played as an inside forward for Tottenham in their win over West Ham

Pochettino said Spurs could beat Premier League leaders City and backed them to move towards a similar level once they were into their delayed new stadium.

Spurs are yet to register their first win of the competition this season and have dropped points from a winning position on two different occasions against Inter and PSV respectively. He has scored one goal and his recovery from injury could be a result of muscle fatigue from featuring at the World Cup.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has come under fire from fans after his insane red card proved costly in the Champions League. "I think we can qualify and we believe".

"He is (feeling) very good", said Pochettino at his Friday press conference.

Pochettino is also without key centre-back Vertonghen as the Belgian worldwide isn't expected to overcome his hamstring issue until December so Davinson Sanchez should continue alongside Toby Alderweireld in the middle of the back four. In the moment the club settles into the new stadium, it will be easier to push the team and the club in a similar level that Manchester City is at.

He committed another howler in the Champions League match with Barcelona and then compounded it by Wednesday's hot-headed decision to charge out of his area and bring down PSV Eindhoven's Hirving Lozano earning a red card.

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"We didn't force it". Following Spurs' draw with PSV, he spoke about the team's performance. It was like at 2-1 it was only about waiting to try to finish the game.

"We are happy. He started today (training) with the group".

"It looked like we played without goals because it was about keeping possession and trying to play and not about being aggressive in the final third". The problem is when you are so good, you dominate the game and create the chances and you can't kill the game.

"In football you can not allow the opponent some time to be alive".

Dele Alli is close to signing a new long-term contract at Tottenham, Sky Sports News understands.

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