Pochettino on what Spurs didn’t deserve and their ‘special energy’

Tottenham Hotspur's manager has had his say on the club's victory against Arsenal.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking after his side defeated North London rivals Arsenal 2-1 at White Hart Lane, in an interview posted on the club's official Twitter account.

Mesut Ozil put the visitors ahead early in the game but in-form front-man Harry Kane scored twice in the second half to give Tottenham a wonderful victory.

The result sent Spurs ahead of Arsenal in the table and shook things up with the finish line drawing closer – although it remains some way off.

Speaking after the match, Pochettino said, “We didn’t deserve to be 1-0 down. In the end we fully deserved the victory.

“It was a special game and we showed a special energy.”

They certainly did that, with Tottenham impressing throughout and while they looked like tiring late on, that was exactly when they caught Arsenal on the hop to snatch a dramatic winner.

Tottenham have made a habit of scoring late goals and this weekend was no exception.

They had 23 efforts in total – eight of which were on target – and that shoot-on-sight policy ultimately paid dividends in dramatic style.

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