Pochettino heaps praise on his lethal Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 AFC Bournemouth – Reaction

Turning the clock back to December 26, 2018. Spurs took AFC Bournemouth to pieces with a ruthless display of attacking football at Wembley Stadium…

MAURICIO POCHETTINO heaped praise on his Tottenham Hotspur side after they recorded their fifth-consecutive Premier League victory as AFC Bournemouth were beaten by five unanswered goals at Wembley Stadium.

Heung-Min Son bagged a brace, while, Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane were also on target as Spurs moved into second place as the title race continued to hot up.

“Yes, we were clinical but we dominated and fully deserved the victory, a victory that with all the conditions is massive for us because we had one day less than them to prepare. 

“To show the energy that we showed today was fantastic. I’m very pleased – it makes us very happy. It showed the belief and that we are in a very good direction this season, trying to achieve the thing that we want.

Spurs went into the game off the back of a 6-2 success at Everton and the Argentine insisted that it was down to the quality and attitude of his squad: “I think it’s the mix we have on the pitch. We rotate a lot in the last few weeks. 

“I think they deserve it because the squad has the belief in the way that we play, has the belief that we can win games and play well and when we rotate I think we are increasing the competitive level. 

“I think we are showing that we can keep that level. That is a massive challenge for the rest of the season – to be competitive and to keep the energy and quality on the pitch and it’s going to be a massive challenge for us.”

Meanwhile frustrated Cherries boss, Eddie Howe, said: “It was a tough one – one of those days every shot they had went in – every shot we had didn’t.

“You have to admire qualities they have but it is disappointing we created so many opportunities ourselves. If we had got one back it might have been different.”

Brian Jeeves

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