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Pochettino proud of his team after Madrid draw

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The Premier League runners-up showed they are able to compete with Europe’s finest, according to the Argentine.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach praised highly his players following Spurs’ draw against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. The English club clinched a point after Harry Kane’s opener was canceled out by Ronaldo’s penalty.

Even though Madrid kept looking for a goal to take the lead, they were stopped by the Spurs’ captain Hugo Lloris, who had a great game and made a number of key saves to help his side clinch an important point. Thanks to that result, both teams are sitting at first and second place with seven points after three games and the same goal difference of five.

Pochettino had nothing but praise for his players as he spoke at the post-match interview for Tottenhma’s official social media: “I’m really proud and so happy. Everybody wanted to compete and show ourselves that we can compete at this level. I am so happy.

“The performance was fantastic. I congratulate everyone because it was very good and of course our fans were fantastic, unbelievable and [I say] thank you so much for the support and the help. It was unbelievable.

“Always I tell the players it’s a game to enjoy – play, run, feel free, try to play because [when] you play in that level it’s our dream, always, from when we started three years ago, to play in the Champions League, against Real Madrid and in the Bernabeu. Football is about enjoying.

“Being brave is so important. If you want to win and if you want to increase your level, learn and improve, it’s so important to be brave.”