Mauricio Pochettino finally was able to watch his side come from behind to pick up a victory yesterday against Aston Villa.
Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino finally ended his wait for a come-from-behind victory against Aston Villa this weekend.
Spurs looked to be heading to another deflating defeat, but goals from Nacer Chadli and Harry Kane rescued the side and earned them a vital three points.
It was a victory which pushes them closer to the top-four spaces they are so desperately hoping to climb in to and it was a double-boost for Pochettino, who will be delighted to have finally got rid of that unwanted record.
The former Southampton boss has managed in over 50 league games in England it seems a prolonged period to wait for his team to be able to turn things around.
It may highlight a weakness in his management, too. Although he is generally considered the right man to guide Spurs forward, there has to be question marks over a lack of a plan-b.
Pochettino is a firm believer in his ways, but his failure to be able to influence a game too heavily after failing behind must be a slight concern.
Indeed, Tottenham's win yesterday was slightly fortuitous as a controversial red-card to Christian Benteke and a deflected free-kick provided them with the three points.
It was a huge result for Pochettino, who was starting to already come under pressure after a series of insipid performances.
The Lilywhites have already lost four times this season and another defeat was something that they could ill-afford.
This win should have provided them with confidence, though, and they will be aiming to carry their momentum into their next league match which comes against Stoke City.