Pochettino targeting Europe

Spurs were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City at White Hart Lane last weekend and now sit in sixth, three points behind fifth-placed Liverpool with three games to play.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to Stoke, Pochettino said:??”This is our challenge now, to win the last three games we have left to get??the nine points. Our (first) objective to reach the Champions League is??difficult, but if not the Europa League is our target now.

“To be involved in the different competitions, Champions League or??Europa League, would be good for Tottenham.

“We want to win the next game, then the next one. This is our objective. There??is no need to explain too much.

“I think this is a good thing for the club to stay in the next European??competition.”

On conditions at the Britannia Stadium, the Argentinian added: “The wind there is not easy, because it is open at the corner. If the weather is going to be like it has been the last few days, it will be difficult to play at the Britannia.

“Stoke is a team with a very good organisation, very strong, they mix very??well, they play very good along the grass and long ball.

“It is a very difficult team. You can see always when you analyse them, they??can play in various ways. They have very good players, and have done very well this season.”