Pochettino 'happy with squad' ahead of Bayern Champions League clash

Pochettino 'happy with squad' ahead of Bayern Champions League clash

Pochettino 'happy with squad' ahead of Bayern Champions League clash

In the UEFA Champions League, Tottenham are set to host Bayern Munich in North London. At the time, however, I saw the change to Munich as the best step.

The German and European giants simply destroyed Spurs and taught them a footballing lesson, but Tottenham fans will be optimistic and confident that the team will bounce back from the hammering at the hands of Bayern. It stays to be seen, nevertheless, whether or not the membership are keen to supply the 32-year-old any greater than one other one-year extension, with the Belgian clearly believing he might go on at Spurs for longer.

Spurs let slip a 2-0 lead in their Champions League opener against Olympiakos to draw 2-2 but Pochettino pointed out that they also started sluggishly previous year.

With a high-profile friendly worldwide looming at home to Argentina, Loew is under pressure to drop his captain after ditching fellow 2014 World Cup winners Mats Hummels, Thomas Mueller and Jerome Boateng in March.

"This is what every manager wants to do be successful in the Champions League", he added.

There have been no recent competitive head-to-head matches between these two teams.

Referencing how much the club had kicked on as they were now held to a higher standard compared to "seven years ago, (when) we were playing Panathinaikos in the Europa League", he said: "It's normal to talk when you don't get the results you expect, with the perception because we were in the Champions League final last season". They will certainly be giving it their all from the first minute.

At 33, Neuer is entering the latter stage of his career and only a strong display at Spurs will silence the raging debate back home as to whether his rival should be promoted and end Neuer's nine-year reign as Germany's first-choice stopper. The football that Tottenham plays is very creative, very good to look at, very innovative.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "We need to be calm and be strong in our mentality. I think we have a great squad", he said.

"As a team it is important to try and get a win as soon as possible", he said.

"I am not really bothered about it, yes I played for Arsenal but tomorrow is a new game and I am here with Bayern Munich now and I am just going to give it my best, regardless of the reaction of crowd".

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