Pochettino on bouncing back after Arsenal defeat

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur fell victim to their North London rivals at the weekend, a bitter loss to take for players, staff, and fans alike.

However, there is nothing like a comfortable win to raise spirits once again, and that’s exactly what Spurs did last night at Wembley.

Pochettino rang the changes for the midweek tie against Southampton, and the fresh legs paid off as Tottenham cruised to a 3-1 win.

Goals from Harry Kane, Lucas Moura, and Heung Min Son were enough to see Spurs leapfrog both Arsenal and Chelsea back up to third in the League table.

Arsenal drew 2-2 to Man United, while Chelsea dropped points in a 2-1 loss to newly-promoted Wolves.

Spurs may not be able to mount a consistent title challenge this season, but they can still ensure they cement that Champions League spot for next campaign.

Pochettino was pleased with his side’s ability to bounce back from a tough and congested week of football.

Football London report he said: “Yes. Important, three points. Tough evening, it is not easy to play after the week that was so tough for us in all aspects, and so happy because very important three points which again puts us in a very good position in the table.

“Tough game, it is true – I was saying that maybe we conceded more chances in the last 30 minutes than in 90 minutes against Arsenal.

“Yes, with 3-0 maybe we drop a little bit in our concentration I think we start to think the game was over and always it is so dangerous when there is so much time to play. Of course on the end, Lloris was man of the match because it was an unbelievable action that save, but that we cannot afford.

“In the same way I try to understand, it was a tough evening, difficult to play the three emotional games we played last week, you pay, it is not easy to feel fresh in your legs or your mind – play or not play, players that don’t play are the same.

“For me the most important thing is to keep going, 33 points, third in the table and I think a fantastic Premier League season.”

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  1. yes a very good win but of concern this season we are allowing the opposition to create plenty of chances and this is to a large extent due to a lack of strong legs in midfield — we do need reinforcements


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