Jenas lauds Pochettino for complete Tottenham display against Arsenal

The former midfielder also praised Erik Lamela for his phenomenal work rate in the game.

Speaking on BBC's Match of the Day 2, broadcast from 10:30pm, Jermaine Jenas says Mauricio Pochettino deserves praise for the performance against Arsenal on Sunday.

Spurs were in impressive form in the North London derby against the Gunners, putting in a highly accomplished performance that was deserving of more than the point they left with.

It was arguably the best performance the side have put in at the Emirates for a number of years, and earned widespread praise from a number of people.

Jenas was one of them, saying it was one of the most complete performances he has seen from the side all season, adding that Pochettino deserves praise for orchestrating the display.

“I think that Pochettino deserves a lot of credit for the performance,” he told Match of the Day 2.

“It was one of the most complete performances I’ve seen from Spurs this season. They were strong, they were commanding and they won all of their battles. Arsenal didn’t know how to cope with them.”

The former midfielder was also full of praise for Erik Lamela, who again put in another top performance to continue his revival for the side.

The Argentine has struggled since his big move to White Hart Lane, but has begun to justify his big price tag in recent weeks with a number of impressive performances, with the game against the Gunners the latest of those.

And Jenas says he was the catalyst for many of the positive aspects from Spurs’ display on Sunday, labelling his work rate as phenomenal.

“Lamela was the catalyst, the work rate that he put in was phenomenal,” he added.

“It wasn’t just Lamela, it was a collective thing, players doing the right thing at the right time, putting pressure on and making sure Arsenal haven’t got an easy pass.”

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