Pochettino reveals what pleased him about Tottenham win


The Argentine trainer was delighted with the manner of his side’s win over Bournemouth.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his delight with his side’s 5-1 win over Bournemouth yesterday, claiming on the club's official website that the performance was the perfect response to a midweek defeat.

The North London side were turned over 2-1 by Anderlecht in the Europa League in a disappointing showing in Belgium, in which they relinquished a goal advantage.

Despite conceding to Eddie Howe’s men in the first minute yesterday, Spurs rallied to dominate the newly promoted side and score five goals in an impressive performance.

Harry Kane netted a hat-trick for his side, while Mousa Dembele and Eric Lamela also got their names on the scoresheet.

Pochettino has stated that the win was the perfect reaction from his team and that he was happy with the showing.

“It was was the opposite of Anderlecht but I was very pleased with the reaction of the players, which was fantastic,” the Argentine trainer told the club’s official website.

“We fully deserved the win and created even more chances.

“It was a very difficult game against a team that looks to play on the grass, runs a lot, is very aggressive and our effort was fantastic in the way we pressed, the way we put them under pressure.

“For me, it’s the way we reacted after we conceded the early goal, the mentality was strong and the way we played, we pushed hard, put them under pressure and after that, we were clinical in front of goal.”

Tottenham have ambitions of finishing in the top four this season and their players are starting to look like they are taking Pochettino’s methods on board.

Spurs have now not been beaten in the Premier League in nine consecutive games and appear more resolute this term.

They are currently in sixth place and will feel that Chelsea’s demise this term could present an opportunity for Champions League qualification.

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