Lucas Moura remains confident that Tottenham Hotspur can still qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, despite picking up just a single point from their opening three matches.
Spurs seemed to be on their way to picking up their first victory of the season when the Brazil international and talisman Harry Kane scored either side of half-time to put them 2-1 up against PSV Eindhoven and cruising.
However, despite dominating the match, Tottenham’s failure to put the game to bed cost them big time.
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ straight red card for a rash challenge on Hirving Lozano put the North London outfit on the ropes and filled the Dutch hosts with confidence.
Luuk de Jong’s 87th-minute equaliser saw PSV snatch an undeserved point, leaving Spurs in third place, winless and with just one point to their name.
However, Moura believes that Spurs can climb above fellow Group B opponents Barcelona and Internazionale to progress to the round of 16.
“We need to believe”, the former Paris Saint-Germain man told Sky Sports. “I think we can qualify and we believe.
“We have three games left. We have the quality to qualify. We have to keep working, so let’s look forward to the next game.
“I’m a little bit sad because I scored and we played well. We had control of the game and we could have finished it and score the third, but we didn’t – that’s football.”
Despite the disappointment of Wednesday night’s result, Spurs must pick themselves up in time for Monday night’s bumper clash at home to reigning champions Manchester City.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino’s men have made a great start to the Premier League season and go into the encounter with the Citizens in fifth place on 21 points, just two behind the Sky Blues, who remain unbeaten.