MAURICIO Pochettino has admitted Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of progressing from the Champions League group stage are all but over after a 2-2 draw with PSV.

The North London Club looked to have picked up their first win of this year's competition after goals from Lucas Moura and Harry Kane cancelled out Hirving Lozano's early effort.

However, after Hugo Lloris had been sent off for a reckless lunging challenge, Luke De Jong flicked in from close range to ensure the spoils were shared in Holland.

The defeat leaves Spurs with a solitary point from their three games so far this season and they will likely need to beat PSV, Inter Milan and Barcelona to advance to the last 16.

While Pochettino is refusing to give up n qualification, the Spurts boss accepts the odds are firmly stacked against his side.

Pochettino said: "[Our chances of qualifying] are nearly over. We'll see what happens now but we only have one point after three games, it will be so difficult.

"I'm not going to blame any player. If someone is to blame it's myself, I am responsible for the team. The players are only there to play."

Spurs were in control of the evening and looked to be closing in on a vital win when a rush of blood from Lloris gave PSV a lifeline.

The France skipper raced from his line needlessly, a recurring theme in recent times, and clattered into Lozano with a studs up challenge.

The dismissal gave the home side new hope and Pochettino was left frustrated with Spurs' failure to see out the game and get their qualification back on track.

"I think it is easy to judge the game," he said. "If you didn't win following what happened then you do not deserve to be in the Champions League.

"It was a situation where we needed to think a little bit, because in this type of game, at 2-1 you must kill the game. If not, the opponent is alive."

Spurs face Manchester City in the league on Monday.