Tottenham Hotspur thumped five goals past Bournemouth in one of their performances of the season this afternoon at Wembley.
You don’t have to think very far back to recall its main rival for this title, as Spurs battered Everton 6-2 at Goodison just a few days before.
Heung Min Son managed two goals in each of these games, as well as racking up a number of assists.
Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura, and Harry Kane also chipped in against Bournemouth, but funnily enough, the man of the match wasn’t an attacker.
Young academy right back Kyle Walker-Peters last featured against Barcelona in the Champions League, and made a costly mistake in the first ten minutes, gifting the Spanish giants a goal.
However, he showed no signs of nerves today, as he racked up three assists in just one half of football.
Pochettino claims KWP will be an important player for Tottenham in the future.
He said (Football London): “It’s no surprise to me. I told you after the match in Barcelona that we really believe in him and he has amazing quality and only needs time to mature and show his quality.
“I’m so pleased, so happy because I think his quality is going to help the team this season and for the future he’s going to be a very important player for Tottenham.”
Asked if he had to talk to KWP after the Barca game, Poch said: “Not really, because this type of thing happens in football. The first person who knows that very well is the players, to come in after and try to make sure that that situation meant a lot to you there is no point.
“I think the most important thing is not to talk to too much about this type of situation afterwards and not only a young player but a senior player too.
“It’s for us a mistake that is part of the game. When a player makes a mistake it’s not important for us. What’s important is that you try afterwards. If you try and you play and you don’t think about the mistake you make, that’s the most important thing for us.
“The problem is when you make a mistake and you are thinking about that mistake and you don’t play the football in the game. That is the way we need to work with the players.
“For us they need to make the mistake because football is about making mistakes. That is the way we try to manage the squad and the players.”
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