Pochettino singles out dynamic duo for praise after win over City

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur stepped up to the historic occasion last night as they hosted their first ever European nights under the lights at the new stadium.

Spurs welcomed Man City to share the momentous event, but had no plans to share the result, as they pushed for goals from minute one.

Man City were uncharacteristically reserved in their play, with the majority of their possession coming in their own half.

After surviving a VAR awarded penalty in the first half, which was saved by Hugo Lloris, Spurs controlled the majority of the game.

However, it took until the 78th minute, in perhaps Tottenham’s poorest spell of the game for Sonny to smash home a winner.

However, two unsung heroes of the victory were Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko who ran their socks off all game, pressed high, won tackles, recycled the ball, and drove the team forward time and time again.

Poch had this to say on the duo and the team performance (Football London): “In the last year and a half, Sissoko is a player that has given a lot of things to us, I’m so happy with him. Of course, after his injury Harry Winks has again given a lot to the team. I’m happy, but I’m happy with all the performances and all the players. The spirit was massive. We had fantastic help from the stands, the fans were fantastic, the stadium is unbelievable, it’s amazing to play here and work here and we are so lucky.”

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