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Spurs 3-1 Villa - Mauricio's verdict

Posted on 2 November 2015  - 23:00

Mauricio Pochettino wasn't dwelling on making it 10 matches unbeaten in the Premier League after our 3-1 win against Villa on Monday night.

Mauricio PochettinoDele Alli's shot nestles home

We got off to a flier at the Lane as Mousa Dembele opened the scoring on three minutes and Dele Alli doubled the lead in first half injury time, his first goal on home soil.

Villa responded in their best spell through Jordan Ayew on 79 minutes but we came through that testing few minutes to secure victory via Harry Kane in the 93rd minute.

The win moved us up to fifth in the Premier League and it's now five wins and five draws since our opening day defeat at United back on August 8.

"It's a good achievement, but to be honest, for me, it (10 matches unbeaten) means nothing because we are ambitious and we want to win the next game.

"The stats are good, yes, but we need to move on. If you look at the past you stay in the past. We need to improve, to learn."

As for the win, Mauricio admitted we 'suffered a little' when Villa scored but had little doubt the points went to the right home.

"It was a very good game but in football, it's never easy, never done," he added.

"We suffered a little in the last 15 minutes when we made a mistake and conceded the goal.

"That was a difficult moment but we recovered and when Harry scored, we were all happy and I think we deserved to win this game.

"The team is growing, maturing. We are still young and we need to improve. It's important to learn in every game and even better when you take three points.

"We're in a good way but now we have to recover and prepare to play Anderlecht."

The Belgian side are next up at the Lane in Europa League Group J on Thursday night (8pm).