Pochettino claims Spurs pressing game was still not where he wanted it last night

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur were back to winning ways last night as they ran rampant against the Serbian champions, Red Star Belgrade.

Spurs started the game at lightning pace under the lights in North London, pressing Red Star from the front as soon as the first whistle was blown.

It only took the Lilywhites twenty minutes or so to score two goals and put the game to bed, with a lot of their good play coming from winning the ball high up the pitch.

The likes of Heung Min Son, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela, Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko, and Tanguy Ndombele were all extremely quick to close down the opposition midfielders and defenders, turning defence into attack with ease.

High pressing play is something that has been lacking from Tottenham’s game of late and Pochettino even admitted that he wants it to improve from last night too.

Asked if the pressing was something he’d made sure they did, Poch said (Football London): “Not really in the way that I like no, not yet. It will arrive for sure, if we keep working. Of course, in some periods we showed great energy and I think it helped us score two goals in 15 minutes. I think it gave us the confidence and of course, our fans were fantastic.”

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