Tottenham Hotspur earned themselves a spot in the Europa League with their second win in this year's Champions League, a result that prompted manager Mauricio Pochettino to say they had turned a corner.
Dele Alli and Harry Kane each scored in the 3-1 win over CSKA — both sides' final Champions League outing, as they failed to advance — with an own-goal completing the scoring after Alan Dzagoev opened the scoring for the visitors at Wembley Stadium.
Pochettino has had concerns about playing at their temporary home as a new stadium is built at White Hart Lane, but said: “The performance was good. We showed we can win here [at Wembley] and that was important for us."
“Now we need to move ahead. We have the opportunity to play more here and it is important to make Wembley our home," he said.
Pochettino said the team are back to “full confidence” after the win, having won just once in nine games across all competitions since the middle of October.
“You can feel the team has recovered the feeling that we can win every game. I think we crossed that line that was very difficult for us. The team is with full confidence and trust in ourselves again."
Their win was the first at Wembley in eight attempts and came just after a 5-0 thrashing of Swansea City in the Premier League.
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“The Europa League is good competition to go far in. We believe we can win that competition and go far in the Premier League.”
The draw for the Europa League round-of-32 is to be made on Monday.
“A lot of people have been talking about our Wembley form and it has been annoying," Tottenham star Harry Kane said. "But it was good to go out there and win. Hopefully we can go far in the Europa League."
“We’ve learnt to be better at home. You have to win your home games, especially against the best teams."