Christian Eriksen admits the old Tottenham would have crumbled after falling two goals behind to Juventus and believes their comeback demonstrates their progress under Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs have a place in the Champions League quarter-finals within reach after they snatched a 2-2 draw and a pair of precious away goals from the first leg in Turin on Tuesday.
The outlook was bleak when Gonzalo Higuain scored twice for Juve in the first nine minutes but Tottenham dug in, with Harry Kane and an Eriksen free-kick salvaging what felt like a victory at the final whistle.
When Pochettino first arrived in 2014, he took over a team that had regularly been thrashed by the big sides, their mental fragility exposed whenever the pressure mounted.
But Eriksen, who was at his sparkling best at the Allianz Stadium, believes those days are now long gone.
Eriksen also insists the players are not worried about the future of their manager.
Pochettino's reputation continues to grow, particularly given Tottenham had already beaten Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in this year's competition, but the Dane believes the manager has already signalled his intent to remain at Spurs.