Pochettino praises Tottenham fans; explains what he's never heard before

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The manager of Tottenham Hotspur has opened up about the club's supporters after their clash with Southampton.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to the BBC following his side’s 2-2 draw with Southampton on Saturday lunch-time.

The two sides kicked off the weekend’s Premier League action and honours were ultimately shared after Grazianno Pelle’s double was cancelled out by Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli.

Tottenham came from behind twice and ensured they remained in touch with the European qualifying places, but both clubs are likely to see this as two points dropped given how close Liverpool are to them in the table.

Speaking after the game, Pochettino reserved special praise for the Tottenham supporters who travelled to St Mary’s for the fixture.

“I want to thank the Spurs fans because they were fantastic and I felt their support on the pitch,” the Spurs boss said.

“They touched me because they backed me a lot. When they sang my name it was the first time I had heard that from them and I appreciated that so much.”

It is an honest appraisal from Pochettino and one that is likely to be warmly received by the Spurs faithful.

On a day when the Argentine returned to his former club it was the supporters of his current one who expressed their appreciation for him and his efforts in his debut campaign.

The trick for Pochettino now is to ensure he builds on that in his second season in North London.

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