Mauricio Pochettino reacts to last gasp win at home to Brighton

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

It has been a pretty uncomfortable week for the nerves of Mauricio Pochettino, after the ordeal that was Man City in the Champions League, the subsequent loss in the Prem, and last night’s late winner at home to Brighton.

Spurs had huffed and puffed for 87 minutes, with chances from Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, and Toby Alderweireld coming and going, but it didn’t seem as if it was going to be their day.

Tottenham had been reduced to shots from range by the end of the match, but that actually proved to be Brighton’s undoing.

Christian Eriksen let fly from 25 plus yards on the 88th minute, with his low skimming shot finding the bottom corner of the Brighton goal, causing heartache for the relegation-threatened side.

This vital win puts Tottenham three points ahead of Chelsea, four ahead of Arsenal, and six above Manchester United, with just three Premier League games left for Poch’s men this season.

Poch had this to say on the win (Football London): “You know when you are focused on the game it’s tough to stop and think ‘we’re not going to win the game’. Of course it was difficult. We scored nearly at the end and I am so happy. We never gave up and always we tried to score. Brighton were so tough to break down. We are seeing that it’s difficult for the opponent and difficult for everyone to get a positive result. But I am so happy.

“The performance was really good, the effort massive. It’s the time to say I’m very happy and pleased with the performance because of the effort, because I think after three games against Manchester City it was really tough to play today and the circumstances are not the best, but I think the team is showing a great maturity, very professional and I am so happy. They deserve full credit for that victory.”

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