Pochettino discusses Ryan Mason goal; says that is how Tottenham want to play

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The Tottenham Hotspur boss was very pleased with the fine work that led up to his side's match-winning goal against Sunderland.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking after his side’s 1-0 victory against Sunderland, with his comments later published on the club’s official Twitter account.

Ryan Mason scored the only goal of the game with just eight minutes of normal-time remaining, ensuring Tottenham finally got their first victory of the new campaign under their belts after failing to do so in the previous four encounters.

The goal was a sight to behold, with Mason laying the ball off to Harry Kane who passed to Erik Lamela and watched as the Argentine played in Mason who had continued his run into the box.

It was brilliant, incisive football and after the game Pochettino admitted he wanted to see more of it.

“The goal was fantastic,” the Tottenham boss said. “It’s how we want to play. It was a collective goal.”

If Pochettino can get Spurs playing like that more regularly it will be a very exciting season at White Hart Lane, but the problem is for much of the game the visitors looked devoid of ideas and it could so easily have been another two dropped points.

As it was Kane, Lamela and Mason combined to ensure that did not happen, and if Pochettino gets his wish and sees more intricate attacking play in the months ahead, he could yet win over those Tottenham fans who still feel he is not the right man for the job.

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