Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino feels it will be easier for his side to win games if they show the same mentality and spirit they displayed against Everton at White Hart Lane yesterday.
It seemed as though the post-Europa League curse would strike again when Kevin Mirallas scored a stunning goal to put Everton in front, but Spurs fought back through strikes from Christian Eriksen and Roberto Soldado to bag the three points.
It was an important result in terms of the belief and momentum of the side and the boss feels as though it will do the team some good heading into a very difficult trip to Chelsea on Wednesday evening.
“Our mentality and our spirit today were fantastic. This is what we want. We need to keep this feeling. It is impossible always to win but with the spirit and mentality we showed today, it will be easier to win games,” said the boss after the game.
“It is important to grow and build on the victory.”
The nature and importance of Tottenham’s performance against Everton will be lost if they can’t back it up with a good display against Chelsea.
Spurs can take heart from the way they played away at Arsenal earlier this season, where they could consider themselves unlucky not to have taken all three points at the Emirates.
They’ll head into the game as underdogs but they will be well supported at Stamford Bridge, as they always are and they go into the game off the back of a win whereas Chelsea were held to a point against Sunderland.
Spurs will need a strong team spirit and a hard resilience if they are going to take anything against the Premier League leaders but Pochettino has seen a couple of qualities in his team which he’s unsurprisingly delighted over.