|It was a magnificent opportunity to show we can compete and play against a team used to playing at this level,
The result is less important,
Pochettino said. The fact we competed makes me most happy.
I knew [the media] would be surprised about the starting XI,
Pochettino said. But it is important to find different ways to play, be flexible and surprise your opponent. We can play with three or four at the back, one striker or two strikers. We are very flexible.
This was an opportunity to show we can compete and this game is fundamental to us on a mental level,
He gave Harry freedom and fixed the centre-backs; he was fantastic,