Tottenham’s boss Mauricio Pochettino has strangely claimed that APOEL Nicosia have the ability to finish above them in their Champions’ League group.
Spurs’ Cypriot league rivals are the lowest ranked team in a Group H which also contains current holders Real Madrid and the London club’s Wednesday night opponents Borussia Dortmund.
It is expected to be a tough competition for Tottenham and Pochettino has suggested that Madrid are most likely to finish on top, but has made a strange claimed that APOEL are within a shot of beating his side and Dortmund to the runners-up spot.
The Argentine boss as quoted by Yahoo Sport journalist Ben Pearce on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon said: “It’s true in theory it’s Real first and then Tottenham, Dortmund and APOEL compete to be second. But football is not theory.”
#thfc Pochettino: "It's true in theory it's Real 1st and then Tottenham, Dortmund and Apoel compete to be 2nd. But football is not theory."
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) September 12, 2017