Connect with us

ARTICLES

“I’m very happy” Pochettino’s take on Tottenham’s close 1-0 win over Crystal Palace

Published

on

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has praised striker Harry Kane after he scored a late winner to help us defeat Crystal Palace earlier in the day.

The win takes us to 4th place in the standings ahead of Chelsea who slumped to a 2-1 defeat against Manchester United.

Despite having controlled the game, we struggled to find a breakthrough and Kane was denied early on by a save from Wayne Hennessey.

However, when the game looked as if it was heading for a draw, Kane rose to strike home a corner from Christian Eriksen in the 89th minute, which sealed three points for us.

“It was brilliant because (Harry) had some chances to score and missed but it’s good for him to keep going and trying, in the end he had determination and it’s fantastic that he can provide the three points for the team,” said Mauricio (quoted by club’s official website).

“I’m so happy because in the end we’ve won the game, late, but fully deserved. I think the performance was good, we fully deserved the victory and I’m so happy because we fought a lot and dominated the game.

“We were confident and the team in the second half… it’s true that we were pushing a lot, we dominated the game completely and in the end we are so happy because the victory puts us in a very good position in the table, fighting to finish in a good position at the end of the season.”

Our manager was forced to make a change after Jan Vertonghen took a knock during training on Saturday. Eric Dier dropped back to play alongside Davinson Sanchez in the defence.

“It was fantastic, I think the whole team played so well and the performance was very good,” added the manager.

“The two centre-backs were fantastic with their defensive line, Hugo (Lloris) as well of course, and a clean sheet against a very difficult team like Palace is a reason to praise the team so I’m very happy.

“I was very pleased because Eric is a player that can play in different positions and it doesn’t affect his performance. Today we played him and Davinson and they were fantastic.”

Kane has truly been our saviour for the past 3 seasons. He is reaching an all new level and is absolutely world-class. I am sure that Kane would win us trophies in the coming seasons as we continue to rise up the English football ladder.

Spurs Transfer News

Ivan Perisic wore number 14 at Inter Milan. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images) Ivan Perisic wore number 14 at Inter Milan. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)
ARTICLES10 hours ago

Jose Enrique praises Tottenham board for backing Antonio Conte and signing this wideman

Jose Enrique praises Tottenham board for backing Antonio Conte with Ivan Perisic Former Liverpool star Jose Enrique has taken to...

Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris embraces Leeds United's Illan Meslier. Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris embraces Leeds United's Illan Meslier.
ARTICLES13 hours ago

Journo claims Tottenham target is now Leeds’ “highest value asset” after Raphinha and Phillips exits

Journo makes Illan Meslier claim amid Tottenham Hotspur interest in Leeds goalkeeper Speaking on the Phil Hay show, the Athletic...

Davide Frattesi of Sassuolo is a full international for Italy. Davide Frattesi of Sassuolo is a full international for Italy.
ARTICLES15 hours ago

Tottenham and Brighton in the race to sign £26m-rated Italy international

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton in the race to sign Davide Frattesi Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove...

Brazil's Lucas Moura reacts during the Copa America Centenario football match against Ecuador. Brazil's Lucas Moura reacts during the Copa America Centenario football match against Ecuador.
ARTICLES18 hours ago

“Not a loan”- Lucas Moura explains why he left PSG to join Tottenham in 2018

Lucas Moura reveals reason for joining Tottenham Hotspur from PSG in 2018 Lucas Moura arrived at Tottenham Hotspur from Paris-Saint...

Richarlison of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by N'Golo Kante of Chelsea. Richarlison of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by N'Golo Kante of Chelsea.
ARTICLES20 hours ago

Romano claims PL giants tried to hijack Spurs deal for 25-year-old star on the eve of medical

Chelsea tried to hijack Spurs’ deal for Richarlison the night before the medical Writing on the latest edition of his exclusive...

Endrick of Palmeiras on the transfer radar of Tottenham Hotspur. (Image: EFE as found on BESOCCER) Endrick of Palmeiras on the transfer radar of Tottenham Hotspur. (Image: EFE as found on BESOCCER)
Academy News1 day ago

Tottenham to battle clubs including PSG, Real Madrid for Brazilian starlet with £35m release clause

Spurs News: Tottenham Hotspur to battle clubs including PSG, Real Madrid for Endrick transfer Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, and Manchester...

Sean Dyche was sacked by Burnley in April 2022. Sean Dyche was sacked by Burnley in April 2022.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Sean Dyche reveals Burnley could have signed Tottenham star for £7m in 2014

Sean Dyche claims Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane could have joined Burnley for £7m in 2014 According to former Burnley manager...

Pele Arganese-McDermott signs new contract at Tottenham Hotspur in September 2022. (Image: Official Spurs website) Pele Arganese-McDermott signs new contract at Tottenham Hotspur in September 2022. (Image: Official Spurs website)
Academy News2 days ago

Academy defender signs first contract pro contract with Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs Academy News: Pele Arganese-McDermott signs pro contract with Tottenham Hotspur Pele Arganese-McDermott is a young centre-back that went full-time...

Tottenham Hotspur's Victor Wanyama vies with Leicester City's James Maddison during a Premier League match in September 2019. Tottenham Hotspur's Victor Wanyama vies with Leicester City's James Maddison during a Premier League match in September 2019.
ARTICLES2 days ago

Tottenham and Newcastle target has a “decision to make” at the end of the season, says Journo

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham target James Maddison has a “decision to make” in 2023 Leicester City midfielder James Maddison is...

Academy News3 days ago

18-year-old midfielder set for new deal with English club after Tottenham trial

Gillingham midfielder Josh Chambers in contract talks after trials with Tottenham According to Kent Online, Gillingham’s 18-year-old midfielder Josh Chambers...