Pochettino picks out why Spurs and Everton should be congratulated

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur put that shock defeat to Wolves firmly behind them in their first game of 2019 yesterday afternoon.

Spurs took on Cardiff City in the Premier league, and found themselves 3-0 up at the 20 minute mark.

The Lilywhites then went on to control the game at a low tempo, careful not to get too carried away in this congested period.

Perhaps going all out against Everton and Bournemouth left the Tottenham side fatigued for their loss to Wolves, when really they could have shut up shop at 3-0 and played the games out.

An early, and slightly fortunate, goal from Harry Kane got Spurs going in the opening few minutes, with Christian Eriksen adding a cheeky finish not long after, and Heung Min Son topping it off on 20 minutes.

Pochettino has spoke of his pride in his team, especially when considering the fact that Spurs and Everton had the worst schedules across the festive period.

Poch said (Football London): “Yes, I’m so happy. Very pleased with the performance. I think we started the game well, we were so clinical from the beginning. After 20 minutes to be 3-0 was fantastic for us and then we dominated the game. It’s important to congratulate the players. Us and Everton, we were the two teams who suffered the most difficult fixtures in that period and of course to congratulate the players because the effort was fantastic. Of course all the staff because they work so hard to provide all the best tools for the players to perform in the best way.”

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