Pochettino: My Tottenham players ‘were fantastic’

Date published: Sunday 6th November 2016 2:43

Mauricio Pochettino: Delighted with his players

Mauricio Pochettino: Delighted with his players

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hailed his “fantastic” players after their 1-1 draw with Arsenal in the north London derby on Sunday.

The Gunners took the lead through a Kevin Wimmer own-goal late in the first half before Spurs bagged an equaliser in the form of a Harry Kane penalty on his return from injury.

Pochettino was pleased with the competitive nature of the game and was full of praise for his side.

“It was a strong performance from my team. Arsenal were on a good run, our players deserve full credit, they were fantastic,” he told BT Sport.

“They played well, we created some chances to win the game, it was very competitive and good to see.”

On Kane’s return to action, he said: “I am happy with Harry Kane, it is tough after not playing for a few months,. I am happy he is back, it is important for the team to feel one of our best players is available.”

And Kane was over the moon to get back out on the pitch and declared himself ready to play for England in the international break.

“It’s been a long time, it feels great to be out there with the team. great opportunity to get back scoring goals,” said Kane.

“I played 75 minutes. I have trained all week, I am ready to step up for England, I am feeling good, the ankle is fine.

“This is a tough place to come and we got a draw.”

 

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