The current line on Tottenham Hotspur in the English football media isn't "look how good Spurs are doing this season", it's "when are Tottenham going to start winning silverware".
"It is insane how the goals came in the last few minutes but we pushed and we created chances to win", he said.
Over half of his 25 starts came in the Europa League and he had various loan spells, including a successful stay at Swansea in the 2014-15 season, to gain first-team experience.
"The players know the situation we are in". We needed that emotion.
"Winning a trophy is not as easy as, for example, going to the shop and buying a pen".
Pochettino is delighted to have his leading scorer back in action, but is unsure whether he will be involved from the off in Saturday's lunchtime kickoff or instead used from the bench. Spurs fans have been saying for a few years now that Tottenham has been punching above their weight with regards to both finances and resources as compared to their top four competitors.
Kane has already hit 19 league goals this term, with Pochettino admitting his fitness will boost second-placed Tottenham's fight to catch runaway Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Alfie Mawson headed a Sigurdsson free-kick over the Spurs goal as the match drew to a close while substitute Vincent Janssen almost squeezed the ball past Fabianski after a good ball lifted over the Swans defence from Alli.
TSG Hoffenheim 1-0 Bayern Munich
We did a much better job in the second half, we were more aggressive then. Second-placed RB Leipzig can now cut Bayern's lead at Mainz on Wednesday.
Spurs capitalised on Chelsea's setback against Crystal Palace last weekend after Tottenham were 2-0 winners against Burnley despite the promoted side's formidable record at Turf Moor in the 2016-17 season.
Tottenham enter matchday 31 in second place in the Premier league table, ahead of Liverpool and Manchester City.
"It is very tough to finish in the top four". We have some massive quality.
Vertonghen added: 'I think we have proven what we are capable of. The difference, of course, is that Spurs don't have a twenty year history of qualifying for the Champions League to draw upon.
Spurs have now confirmed the England worldwide has returned to full first-team training, with Pochettino stopping just short of confirming his return on Saturday. Pochettino certainly wouldn't say that.
Spurs will hope to make further inroads on Wednesday when they travel to Swansea while the Blues host Manchester City, and Pochettino insists his players are better equipped due to the disappointment of the 2015/16 campaign.
Yet. Let's defer the question for a couple of seasons.
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