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Mauricio Pochettino says the face Tottenham managed to compete against Real Madrid is more important than the result.

Spurs held the champions of Europe to a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu and created their own chances to win the game.

“This was an opportunity to show we can compete and this game is fundamental to us on a mental level,” said Pochettino. (Quotes via Sky Sports.)

“We are a team that is still under construction. Last year we took seven points from six group games now we have seven from three. Last year was very sad as we couldn’t continue in a competition that really excited us but we’ve made a huge step forward. We are developing this club’s potential for the future, which is enormous.

“The result is the least important thing, the objective was to be able to compete against Real Madrid and that we managed to do that makes me more than happy.”

Hugo Lloris made an incredible save to deny Karim Benzema, which you can watch here.

And here you can see just how happy the Tottenham supporters were when their team took the lead.

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