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Tottenham Have to Level Up in the Champions League

Tottenham Have to Level Up in the Champions League

We won but against a bigger side we couldn't have won that type of game.

Pochettino was obviously talking about Liverpool's last away game vs West Ham where the referee chose to overlook a number of decisions during the game and the Reds even managed to score during the 1-1 draw courtesy of a move which should have been flagged offside.

Despite the scoreline, Leicester were well in the game and had 20 shots at goal and the prospect of conceding so many chances against the Bundesliga leaders in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie worries him.

Puel has reportedly lost the support of several influential players, including England striker Vardy, who was left on the bench for the first 60 minutes before coming on to miss a penalty with his first touch.

The game also saw another penalty debate, after Son Heung Min appeared to be tripped by Leicester defender Harry Maguire in the first half but referee Michael Oliver brandished a yellow card to the South Korea global.

"I am a person that always accepts the mistake, but I think it was so odd the situation today". The problem is, I told Michael Oliver, the situation of Liverpool in the last minute that should be a penalty, but it was a clear penalty.

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At Wembley, Mauricio Pochettino saluted Tottenham's fighting spirit as they kept alive their bid to gate-crash the Premier League title race with their 3-1 victory over Leicester.

"They play fantastic football", Spurs captain said of Wednesday's opponents.

But Lloris stepped up when it mattered most with an excellent save, a pivotal moment as we went 2-0 up minutes later, giving ourselves a platform to go on and win the game. "Sometimes, like this afternoon, it wasn't out best performance, but I think the team is doing fantastic". I think we need to improve the team performance.

Insisting he was happy for Vardy to take the penalty, Puel said: "I gave him the opportunity". First of all we need to keep our place in the top four and then maybe more.

We were struggling to find our rhythm as the visitors started to dominant and push us back, Vardy and substitute Kelechi Iheanacho spurning good efforts and they were peppering our box with crosses high and low.