Pochettino's comments about the fans show just how far Tottenham have come

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The Tottenham head coach has thanked his club's supporters.

According to the London Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has hailed the 'perfect' chemistry between players and fans at White Hart Lane.

"After we conceded the team showed belief in the way that we play and we were patient," the Argentine said.

"I need to recognise and say thank you to the supporters because they were brilliant. At 1-0 down, they lifted the team and helped us try to achieve the objective.

"Today the connection was fantastic between the ground and the team. It was perfect."

And Pochettino's comments show just how much his side have progressed.

Indeed, only last season, the atmosphere at White Hart Lane was far from perfect. There wasn't exactly trouble but there were small sections who booed at the start of the campaign - and the tension in the stands caused Spurs to start the season better off away from home than in north London.

"Will it help playing away from home? To be honest, I think so," Emmanuel Adebayor was quoted as saying by ITV Football in November of 2014.

"At least you know I am going to be having the majority of opposition fans booing me rather than our own fans booing me.

"And I am not just talking about me, I am speaking on behalf of all the players."

Admittedly, Adebayor leaving Tottenham helped solve a lot in terms of the link between supporters and players. Everyone in Pochettino's current squad seems like a fan favourite and who wouldn't be happy cheering on a side just two points off top of the Premier League table and still in Europe?

Pochettino's comments, then, serve as a good indication of just how far Tottenham have come.

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