Mauricio Pochettino reacts to Tottenham win, hails best performance

Tottenham Hotspur defeated West Ham United 4-1.

Tottenham hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino hailed his side’s 4-1 victory over West Ham United and called it one of the best performances of the season, the BBC reports.

Spurs were absolutely superb throughout as they pinned the Hammers back, pressed Slaven Bilic’s side high up the pitch and gave them little time to breathe when in possession.

Man of the moment Harry Kane opened the scoring with the clinical finish before Toby Alderweireld doubled Spurs’ lead after connecting with Christian Eriksen’s inviting cross.

A second Kane goal straight after half-time put the game beyond doubt and Kyle Walker added the gloss before Manuel Lanzini fired in a late consolation, much to the amusement of the home support.

Speaking to the BBC after the game, Pochettino couldn’t contain his delight as he admitted how proud he was of the players and their ability to step up when it really matters.

"I am very pleased with the performance and with the players. Congratulations to them. It was an amazing show and I feel very proud. We all feel very proud,” the Argentine coach said.

"The most important thing is that the players believe in the way we play and we share the same philosophy. Today was a big step forward because it was a very good example of how we want to play, and how we want to play in the future.”

"I think it is one of the best performances and results this season. We are the youngest team in the Premier League but it is not about your age but belief. When you see a performance like that, it is because the team believes."

The result extends Spurs’ unbeaten Premier League run to 12 games, with their only defeat of season coming on the opening day in a narrow 1-0 reverse at Manchester United.

Results have been kind to the North Londoners this weekend as they’ve closed the gap on fourth-placed Arsenal to just two points while surprise league leaders Leicester City are also within range.

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