Pochettino praises Spurs players for ‘complete performance’

Date published: Sunday 30th April 2017 7:12

Mauricio Pochettino hailed the ‘complete performance’ that ensured Tottenham will finish above Arsenal this season, but insists the title remains the real prize.

Goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane gave Spurs a 2-0 win in the last ever North London derby at the current incarnation of White Hart Lane, and made it certain that they will finish above their rivals this season.

However, despite being thrilled with the performance and result, Pochettino says his eyes remain on bigger things.

“I am so pleased,” he told BBC Sport. “It was a very important game and it was a complete performance and I am very happy for our fans.

“We were better in the second half, putting on more pressure and creating more chances. The race for the title is down to four points and we will see what will happen.

“We have a shape that we can change. The formation is not so important as how we play on the pitch. The challenge is to win, but we are flexible this season and can change during the game. This is a very good thing for us.

“In Italy and Spain, when you are playinig for the title, the teams play at the same time. Here in England it is different with the fans wanting to watch the teams live. We understand that.

“To be above Arsenal for the first time in 22 years is fantastic for our fans. it is fantastic for us too, but we want to win the title.”

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