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

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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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