The home faithful voiced their displeasure when Pochettino withdrew the lively Lucas just after the hour-mark, when the visitors were leading 1-0.
"I like it because after almost five years I think it's the first time that they've been critical of me and didn't agree with me - but in the end, 2-1".
"Look it's always hard to take decisions, of course the fans are disappointed". Of course the fans are disappointed. "We've played a lot of away games already this year, as everyone knows".
For the last few seasons Liverpool have leapfrogged their Manchester rivals in terms of challenging for silverware and while Jose Mourinho has been struggling to recapture the glory days of Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, Jurgen Klopp has helped produce one of the finest teams in Europe, who made it to the Champions League final last season.
"Sometimes people say: 'Oh, Pochettino doesn't have a Plan B or Plan C'".
"But the most important thing now is to be focused on Inter Milan and be in the same position as them". "The team is fighting so I am so happy".
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Spurs need to beat Inter at home and will nearly certainly need something to show from their trip to Barca on match day six to qualify for the knockout stage. Pochettino is looking at the situation positively though.
The next game against Inter Milan is a must win.
"I think it's a great opportunity to get the three points and to have the hope to go to the next stage - and then we have Inter Milan here and play the last game in Barcelona. I am so optimistic".
"On Saturday we could have managed the game in another way".
'We can beat them. In the end I think we found the reward, and the team never gave up and showed big character and personality. No action was taken with the referee ahead of the two players.
"Good result tonight! Now we must keep belief for the next two qualifying games", Aurier posted on Instagram.