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Jenas tips Spurs to go far in the Champions League

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As Mauricio Pochettino’s side travel to Germany with a 3-0 first-leg win at Wembley, former Tottenham player Jermaine Jenas feels they have the quality to last the distance.

Spurs could only muster a point against Arsenal in Saturday’s north London derby after losing two games on the spin to Burnley and Chelsea.

However, Jenas believes that Pochettino’s men can make a serious impact in Europe this season.

“I believe Tottenham have a squad of players that actually are more suited to playing in Europe, which is why they’re able to produce incredible performances like they did in the first leg,” he told BT Sport.

“The great thing about this current Tottenham team is they have the ability to shut you out if they need to.

“Defensively, whether he goes with a back three of Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld – or even Jan at left wing-back, as we saw in the first leg – Mauricio Pochettino can make them really difficult to beat.

“Manchester City are the Premier League’s best chance of winning the whole thing still.”

Jenas feels Klopp’s men and Spurs could match City’s quality in the competition, although the Reds are far from their best.

“But I put Tottenham and Liverpool in the same bracket. I think they’ve got an equal chance of going all the way.

“Liverpool have fallen off the pace and we’re not seeing the same dynamic edge that made them so scary last year and got them to the final.

“The beauty of Pochettino is that not only is his team so adaptable, but he can be adaptable as well, so you actually don’t know what you’re coming up against a lot of the time.

“They’ve definitely got a chance of winning the competition, as far as I’m concerned.”