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Last night, Tottenham finally made their mark on the Champions League after a dismal attempt in Europe's premiere competition last season.

AS Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen outdid Spurs to progress to the knockout stages, with Mauricio Pochettino's side eventually being eliminated from the Europa League by Belgian minnows Gent.

But, in 2017/18, the north Londoners are showing just how good they are, following up two impressive victories over APOEL Nicosia and Borussia Dortmund with a credible draw away at Real Madrid.

Spurs had a number of injuries heading into the game, but held their own in the Bernabeu, with Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko surprising everyone with their class in midfield.

The 1-1 draw means Spurs should seal qualification to the next round this time around but, the memorable night in Spain's capital did have one negative.

That's because someone spotted Barcelona's sporting director Robert Fernandez in the crowd and he was reportedly scouting two of Pochettino's key men.

BARCA AFTER SPURS DUO

The two names? Christian Eriksen and summer signing, Davinson Sanchez.

According to the Mirror, the former is seen as a potentially cheaper alternative to Philippe Coutinho, who Barca famously missed out on in the summer, with Liverpool rejecting three giant bids for the Brazilian midfielder.

As for Sanchez, Spanish publication Sport report that the Blaugrana are impressed with the Colombian's transition to English football following his £42m move from Ajax.

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Barca only really have three senior centre-backs available in Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Javier Mascherano, so Sanchez would be a big statement to improve their squad.

SPURS FACE A DIFFICULT SUMMER IN 2018

With Real Madrid clearly interested in star man Harry Kane, Chelsea sniffing around contract rebel Toby Alderweireld and Dele Alli's future a tad uncertain, Spurs potentially face a very difficult summer next year.

Unless Pochettino can deliver a major trophy, he faces the prospect of losing more than one of his key men.

Nevertheless, the Argentine is happy with his players after their heroics in the Bernabeu and he is clearly not thinking of any negatives right now.

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OPTIMISTIC POCH

“Last year, in six Champions League games, we got seven points and now we have seven in three games against Borussia Dortmund, Apoel and Real Madrid,” said Pochettino.

'It’s important to work and find different options and surprise our opponents. From now on we can include different nuances in our play.

“We are flexible, we have progressed and we are growing. We are building a stadium and the team is under construction too. We are young team and need this type of performance to believe. We must be confident in the path we are following. The club has great potential.”

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