While some were calling for his head a couple of weeks ago, White Hart Lane was full of praise for Mauricio Pochettino last night in the Champions League.
Poch named a changed team with the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Ben Davies, Heung Min Son, and Erik Lamela coming into the side.
It was a high-energy and high-effort performance from the Lilywhites in front of their own fans, which was much-needed after the 7-2 battering in their last Champions League game.
Spurs eventually ran away as 5-0 winners, but it could and should have been a whole lot more for the North London side.
Harry Kane and Heung Min Son scored braces, while Erik Lamela scored one on his 200th Tottenham appearance, as well as grabbing two assists.
Towards the end of the match, the iconic ‘He’s magic you know’ Pochettino chant was ringing around the ground, something that did not go unnoticed by the gaffer.
Poch said (Football London): “The atmosphere was great. Thank you so much to our fans. They were great and helped us to build that atmosphere you need to perform in our best way.
“The fans are fantastic. Of course, I heard their support. The most important is to support the players and the team. I say thank you and I want to be grateful to them. I think the same love is in both ways. I feel that they love me and I think they need to feel that I love them too. But I think always the most important thing is the team, the squad, the players, they are the principal actors.
“Of course I am here to try to help the club and them to be happy, like previous seasons. Of course, now it’s a tough situation, that shows that we are a team and a club and the commitment we showed in the past we are showing now. For them, it’s so important and that makes me feel so responsible about my job and I need to work every day 200 per cent to get the results that they expect from me and from us.”
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