Mauricio Pochettino has hailed his side for taking advantage of title rivals, Leicester city’s dropped points on Sunday by winning emphatically in yesterday’s fixture thereby narrowing the gap at the top to five points.
Kane put Spurs in front after just nine minutes, but the visitors had to wait until midway through the second half before Alli chipped home to put Tottenham in control.The England midfielder then missed an open goal, leading Pochettino to fall to the floor and punch the ground in frustration, before Kane added the third and Alli volleyed home the fourth. Pochettino insists Tottenham will keep fighting Leicester city to the very end.
“It was a great game and I’m very pleased with the performance,” Pochettino said.”The players deserve full credit for this game because it was difficult from the beginning.We are still fighting. Our dream is to fight and put pressure on Leicester and I think it was fantastic, the performance and the result.It was a tough game and Stoke wanted to win from the beginning. I think we showed our personality, character and good qualities.”It was one of the performances that you feel more proud of because the players played with character to deal with the pressure to try to catch Leicester. It is never easy but we showed big character.We showed hunger and passion, and we showed we enjoy our game. It is fantastic to work with them every day. I feel fantastic and very happy because I have a squad that feels the passion for the game and they deserve the praise and full credit for the season.”
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Spurs yet again have a Monday night fixture again against Westbrom at White Hart Lane with Leicester city having to play again on Sunday against Swansea and Pochettino is hoping for the same situation again. “We need to wait for Leicester first, and then we play Monday again,” he continued. “Maybe this is good, because I said I shared a glass of wine with the president and maybe we need to repeat again on Sunday at my house”.