By Russell Edge

Former Tottenham winger has said that the mental strength of the Spurs stars has helped them push on to the next step of their progress under Mauricio Pochettino.

The Lilywhites secured their place as winners of their Champions League group with a 2-1 victory over German giants Borussia Dortmund, which came after a 3-1 win at home to reigning champions Real Madrid had ensured their progression to the knock out stage.

However it was not all smooth sailing for Pochettino and his players, as they went in to half time 1-0 down, with second half strikes from Harry Kane and Heung-min Son securing the three points and extending their unbeaten record in Europe to five games in the campaign.

Speaking after the game, Ginola heralded the desire shown to bounce back after the break, noting their confidence which allowed them to play in the way they wanted.

He also paid credit to the way which they approached the clash following their disappointing 2-0 defeat to north London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday, stating that it was the resilience shown which has taken them as high as they have gotten.

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He told talkSPORT: “You can see that the team are going to a different level because they had a bad result against Arsenal – the enemy – but they were able to forget it, put that bad memory aside and step forward.

“Last night, they were 1-0 down and they just played football [and thought] ‘OK, no worries, we are going to come back into the game’ and that is exactly what they did.

“It was brilliant. I love the way they managed the game.”

Spurs return to league action on Saturday against a currently managerless West Brom side, who got rid of former boss Tony Pulis with the club sitting in 17th, just one point and one place above the relegation zone.

In other Tottenham news, Paul Merson has said that there is one Arsenal star who is better than every Spurs player.

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