"Those who play football understand completely that if you start that way in this type of game, in a Champions League game against a team like Barcelona, you can not concede these types of chances".
It was a near faultless performance from the Argentine but Pochettino was happy with how Spurs dealt with him in the first half although conceded he was hard to stop as the game developed.
Spurs fell behind through a Philippe Coutinho goal on just two minutes after Hugo Lloris charged out of his goal, before Ivan Rakitic made it two at half-time with a wonderful volley.
Spurs did manage to carve out a couple chances as the half went on, but the LaLiga outfit did well to preserve their lead as they headed into the break. Victor Waynama and Harry Winks will look to control midfield, while Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela and Heung-Min Son support Harry Kane.
"We can't talk about topics, we need to talk about reality".
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Kupp also caught a 70-yard TD pass in the second quarter, finishing with the first multi-touchdown game of his two-year career. In the first half of this game alone, Goff had three touchdowns of more than 20 air yards.
Messi clipped a pass to Luis Suarez before Coutinho smartly hooked the ball back from the touchline to the edge of the area, where Rakitic launched himself into the air for an agile half-volley that flashed past Lloris. "Modric is a great player, one of the best in the world", Alba said, via Marca. I'm happy with the work of all the players.
"I am not going to try to find a solution", Pochettino said on Tuesday.
It was also just their second win away from home in their last eight Champions League games on the road, with the performance prompting the suggestion they're prioritising European success this season.
"Of course you understand that it wasn't in the plan to play this type of game in this period at Wembley. It's impossible to put it in better condition for today and Saturday of course".
It is easy to blame Spurs' haphazard display on having key players out injured, but there's no doubt that had a huge impact on their fluidity at both ends of the pitch as they've started up their UCL group stage with defeats to Inter Milan and Barcelona. "We still think the same - that all is possible".