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Pochettino hoping Red Star thrashing is a turning point for Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino is hoping Tottenham’s 4-0 Champions League thrashing of Red Star Belgrade in midweek can prove to be the turning point in their season.

The North London outfit produced an impressive performance to move a huge step closer to the Champions League knock-out stages on Wednesday night, Son Heung-Min scoring twice in a comprehensive win for the North London side in Belgrade.

The victory was a welcome relief following Spurs‘ disappointing start to the new campaign, and Pochettino is hopeful it can build momentum ahead of this weekend’s home clash with Sheffield United.

Asked if the result could be the turning point in their season, Pochettino said: “I hope yes, hopefully keep in the same way.

“It was a difficult game, the result 4-0 looks easy, but in different periods, we nearly conceded. They hit the post, an unbelievable save from Paulo [Gazzaniga] that could change the game.

“Always you need luck to score first and then have the capacity to control. I was happy after Everton and after Red Star, but we need to finish winning, but it will be tough.”

Spurs are currently 11th in the Premier League having won just three of their opening 11 fixtures, and this weekend come up against a Sheffield United side currently sitting in sixth.

Chris Wilder’s newly-promoted side have enjoyed an impressive start to their return to the top flight, possessing the joint-best defensive record in the division, and will be looking to continue their four-match unbeaten run in the league.

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