Tottenham boss says that this person should be praised for Tottenham win

Tottenham ran rampant at Old Trafford last night, beating rivals Manchester United by three goals to nil.

This was the first time that Spurs had scored a goal away to the Red Devils in Pochettino’s reign, yet alone got a win.

The impressive three points kept up Spurs’ 100% record in this years’ Premier League after three games.

Despite the heroics of Lucas Moura and Harry Kane, manager Pochettino stressed that there was one man who needed to be thanked for their historic win.

Poch said: “But for me I want to say to our chief scout Steve Hitchen and all the people that worked with him, because they advised to sign him.”

Chief scout Steve Hitchen convinced the Argentine manager to sign Moura back in January, for a bargain £23m from PSG, where he had fallen out of favour.

After a slow start to his Spurs career, playing only 72 minutes in his first half-season, Moura is now up and running, and seemingly difficult to stop.

“Yes, many, many praise he is going to receive now. When the people sometimes criticise because always it is tough now, I think I need to say well done, because today’s performance from Lucas Moura, for the people that advised and feel responsible too, they need to be praised too.

“That is why I want to congratulate them. There are always people who are working behind and it was a fantastic job because today I think Lucas deserves a lot of credit.”

Tottenham fans will be hoping that Hitchin’s scouting of Moura seemed shrewder by the game, as they look to mount a real title charge this season.

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