“People underestimate us” – Poch says Spurs don’t get the credit they deserve

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are having a terrific season at the moment as they find themselves still in contention for the Premier League title, and with one foot in the Champions League quarter finals after thrashing Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at Wembley in the first leg.

Spurs have been able to achieve this despite suffering a whole host of injuries and having the uncertainty of their move-in date to the new stadium hanging over them. Even against Dortmund they were missing the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Ben Davies.

Pochettino switched to a back three by bringing Juan Foyth into the team and shifted Jan Vertonghen to left wing back, and the formation worked perfectly. Spurs upped the ante in the second half and blew the German giants away.

Pochettino was asked if Tottenham’s performance and result proved that they can still dominate games without the likes of Kane and Alli, and the Argentine said that his players weren’t getting the credit that they deserve.

Speaking after the match, the Argentine told Football.London, “I think sometimes people underestimate us. We play much better than sometimes people asses us. But you cannot fight with the perception of the people.

“I’m happy with the performance, especially all the circumstances we had. Everything that’s happened, the team is there, fighting, getting results. I feel so proud of that because I promise you, my players are heroes, whatever happens.

“I told you the same a few weeks ago and now again, they deserve full credit. The effort they are doing this season is amazing.”

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