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Mauricio Pochettino is keeping the faith that Tottenham can pull off a remarkable Champions League escape act and squeeze into the last 16.

But it all went downhill when the Spurs' Harry Kane connected on a cross from Ben Davies with a header that deflected into the net off Sainsbury, who immediately held his head in his hands.

It certainly promises to be one to watch as Tottenham look to save their Champions League campaign against PSV. Maybe they'll be qualified and the game will be different. I thought we were so close to winning the game [against Inter Milan in Italy]. The next game against Inter Milan is a must win.

The win, Spurs' first of the group stage, leaves them in third place, three points behind Inter Milan, who visit Wembley in three weeks.

Spurs return to Champions League action on November 28 when they host Inter in a vital match, following Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace and Chelsea.

PSV, which stayed on one point and can not now qualify for the knockout stage, had defended stoutly after going ahead through Luuk De Jong's header from Gaston Pereiro's corner. Of course the manager has his expectations and so do the staff and I think they try to give us the main tools and then it is about our emotions, our feelings. 'The early goal increased the belief for the opponents and we created chances and dominated the game and could not score.

Striker Kane finally levelled the contest when he fired home after being teed up by substitute Fernando Llorente.

The Spurs boss praised the spirit of his players after four games in nine days. It was in the end the team fighting and making a fantastic effort.

He and Behich were snapped up by new PSV boss Mark van Bommel after the former Dutch worldwide saw them both in action up close as assistant to his Socceroos World Cup head coach father-in-law Bert van Marwijk.

"You know he'll just brush that aside". At the other end, De Jong and Lozano are in good form, while the return of Steven Bergwijn is a big boost.

Speaking about his team's performance, he added: "I think that they fight like lions". "We have been grinding results out here and there all season".

The Australian PSV defender was brought on in the 81st minute in his first taste of top flight European football, trying desperately to sure up the defence and hang on for a point away from home.

Jurgen Klopp's side stay second in Group C after Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain played out a 1-1 draw in Naples to leave the entire group separated by only two points going into the final two matchdays.

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