Spurs at home among elite

06 March 2018 12:57:31 EST

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says that his side have proved that they belong among Europe's best teams.

Though they are out of the Premier League title race, Spurs have impressed in Europe so far this campaign.

After going out of the Champions League in the group stages last season, they are now just a game away from the quarter-finals of this year's competition.

In Europe, the people start to respect more of Tottenham, they respect our football, our philosophy.

Mauricio Pochettino

They came back from two goals down to draw at Juventus in the first leg of their round of 16 clash and have an excellent chance to get through to the last eight at Wembley on Wednesday.

The Spurs boss feels that their performance in Italy along with their success in the group stages proves they belong among the best in Europe.

At a press conference ahead of the Juventus game Pochettino said: "In Europe, the people start to respect more of Tottenham, they respect our football, our philosophy.

"We try to develop good football, the football that we love and we feel we have the respect - the brand of football we show, they respect us."

Generally Pochettino admitted that his side are still adapting to life among Europe's elite and are facing different challenges, adding: "We need to fight with these big sides [who are] in another level but trying to be competitive with different tools.

"But we show in the last few seasons we are competitive, of course the faith, the belief that is so important in the group, in a club that wants to compete with different tools than another."

Spurs are 2/5 to qualify for the quarter-finals with Juventus priced at 2/1.

Spurs are 12121/1 to win the Champions League while they are 1212/1 to be the English side to go furthest in the competition.

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