United victory one of the best under Pochettino believes Kane

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Dom Le Roy

According to ESPN our prolific forward Harry Kane has said he believes our 2-0 home win over Manchester United on Wednesday was one of their five best performances under Mauricio Pochettino.

Our talisman said he believed the final score had flattered United, with a Christian Eriksen strike after just 11 seconds and a Phil Jones own goal sealing victory.

The article adds that during his tenure Pochettino has led us to some impressive wins in three-and-a-half years as manager, including that now famous 3-1 victory over European champions Real Madrid in November and home wins against Chelsea, Arsenal and United in the final season at White Hart Lane.

“I’d say [it’s in the] top five performances under the manager,” Kane said. “We’ve had some good performances, especially at home against the big teams, but this one is definitely up there.

Kane added: “Throughout the game, they never really looked like threatening us. The defence was great — Jan [Vertonghen] and Davinson [Sanchez] — and the whole team just played well.We had to, because we’ve got tough games coming up.”

The article goes on to add how Kane, who remains on 99 Premier League goals after having eight of Spurs’ 22 shots against United, said they must maintain that level of performance, starting again with Sunday’s trip to Liverpool.
“A couple of results went our way this week. We’ve got to do the same on Sunday,” he said.It could have been more. You don’t normally get that many opportunities against United.

Kane added: “They’re normally solid at the back and you have to break them down.But obviously getting that goal so quickly opened up the game for us and the only downside was that we didn’t score more.

Kane went on to say: “Sometimes we say before the game: ‘Let’s go for this from kick-off today,’ and it worked out well.From the start, we were winning first and second balls and when we got it down, we kept it. We played some great football, created a lot of chances. It was just a really good game for us and that has to be our focus for the rest of the season — to try to match that.”

We were beaten 2-0 at Anfield last season which prompted both Pochettino and captain Hugo Lloris to question the squad’s mentality and desire to win the title: “Liverpool are a very strong team especially at home, attacking. They’ve got some fast players and last year we didn’t cope with that very well and we were poor throughout the whole team.

He added: “We can take confidence from today, and this is the performance we need to play against the big teams home and away. We played well against Liverpool at home [in a 4-1 win] and so we have to go there full of confidence.”

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