Poch on the secret of perfect Christmas form

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur always seem to do well across the Christmas period under Mauricio Pochettino.

For some reason the North London outfit thrive when the games are coming thick and fast, perhaps sue to the tough fitness regime they uphold at the club.

Tottenham have now gone on a four game win streak in the Premier League, winning both their pre-Christmas and Boxing Day fixtures.

The dismantled Everton at Goodison Park by six goals to two, before thumping five past Bournemouth today without response.

This has seen Spurs rise up to second in the Premier League, with only the unbeaten Liverpool above them.

Pochettino’s side have climbed from fifth to second in a matter of two months in the League, showing just how much they have improved week by week.

The manager believes the secret to this is squad rotation and a positive attitude when heading into each an every match.

Poch said (Football London): “I think it’s the mix we have on the pitch. We rotate a lot in the last few weeks. I think they deserve it because the squad has the belief in the way that we play, has the belief that we can win games and play well and when we rotate I think we are increasing the competitive level.

“I think we are showing that we can keep that level. That is a massive challenge for the rest of the season, to be competitive and to keep the energy and quality on the pitch and it’s going to be a massive challenge for us.

“I think to be honest we keep our way. I wasn’t negative in that moment [when we were fifth] eight weeks ago and now I am trying to keep the balance with my emotion. I think in the way we work, we believe and we try always is in the end that work pays back.

“We are so happy but [it has] not surprised me because always we are focused on us, never the opponent. We are happy because we are in a good position, but to be honest it doesn’t mean too much to us to be second or third, or first, I think the most important thing is where you finish in May.”


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