Poch admits he wasn’t told about this before the Burnley match was over

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur continued their fine Premier League form against Burnley at Wembley yesterday afternoon.

Despite facing a resolute, and often time wasting, Burnley defence, Spurs were just about able to break it down in time for the final whistle.

It took until the 91st minute to break the deadlock though, as substitute Christian Eriksen came off the bench to smash home the winner late on.

This win would prove to be historic in the management of Mauricio Pochettino, as it took him to 100 Premier League wins at the helm of Tottenham.

Poch became the third fastest Prem manager to achieve this at one club.

However, the Argentine admitted that he was not told about this particular stat until after the game had finished, so as not to tempt fate.

His assistant Jesus Perez let him know after the final whistle, and Pochettino seemed proud of the achievement in his usual humble fashion.

Poch said (Football London): “Just before, a few minutes before I knew about that. Jesus said to me ‘before the game we didn’t want to tell you because it’s like a superstition’. And now I know. So yes I think I am not, we did not realise, no that in nearly five years we are together here at Tottenham.

“It is many games we played and many games we won, and I think it’s a fantastic achievement for us collectively. I think that is the most important thing, I’m happy.

“Yeah Jesus didn’t want to tell me before the game because it’s like a superstition. Because I don’t read too much, I don’t know too much and he knows nearly everything and he didn’t tell me. And now since Simon tells me he says ‘I didn’t want to tell you, sorry’. It was nice.”

 

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